Pet Surgical Services

When your pet needs surgical help, the team at Marion Animal Hospital is available to assist you. Your veterinarian will work closely with you to ensure every step is taken to provide your pet with the very best level of care.

Pet Surgical Care
Your pet is in good hands.

Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. We perform a physical exam and pre-anesthetic testing before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery and provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.

The Marion Animal Hospital offers most pet surgeries your animal may need in our South Carolina animal hospital. The following are some of the procedures available to you.

Spay and neuter

We believe in the importance of neutering or spaying cats and dogs of any age. Ideally done early in life, this safe surgery can provide them with a long and healthy life.

Spaying your female cat or dog will reduce problems such as pyometra (deadly infection of the uterus), breast tumors (benign or cancerous), pet overpopulation, and massive euthanasia of unwanted strays.

Neutering your male cat or dog will reduce problems such as testicular cancer, some diseases of the prostate, unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory, and wandering. Pets who wander are much more likely to get hit by a car.

abdominal surgery

We can perform many belly surgeries, including removing a foreign object from the stomach or the intestine (balls, rocks, socks, you name it!), removing the spleen, removing masses (tumors), etc.

soft-tissue surgery

We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.

Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. Procedures can range from simple cyst removals to complex and involved operations. Areas covered include ear, nose, throat, cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive, and oncological surgeries.

Anesthesia

Appropriately administered general anesthesia entails extremely low risk for the patient. This results from a combination of pre-anesthetic assessment (including physical exams, blood tests, and any additional medical diagnostics- ultrasounds, radiographs) and our belief in a multimodal strategy. We use several classes of analgesic agents, which minimize the depth of general anesthesia required). Plus, we also use modern anesthetic monitoring equipment. Many patients are awake and standing within 15 – 20 minutes of completing the procedure and may go home the same day. Our team is fully trained to confidently assess and monitor your pet’s well-being and pain during these procedures.

Pain Management

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can negatively affect a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.