Surgery


Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic performs a wide range of surgeries. Appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday. Appointments fill up fast, so call today to schedule your pet's surgery!

Basic Surgeries

Basic surgeries performed at Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic generally go home the night of surgery or the next day. These include:

Spay/Neuter

Growth removal

Dental extractions

Front paw declaw

Specialty Surgeries

More advanced surgeries generally require a longer period of hospitalization as well as special care measures at home. Orthopedic surgeries generally require physical rehabilitation to ensure the appropriate healing and return to function. Specialty surgeries performed at Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic include:

Soft Tissue Surgeries

Urinary bladder surgery for bladder stones or masses (cystotomy)

Gastrointestinal foreign body surgery

Splenectomy

Abdominal surgery for biopsies (exploratory laparotomy)

Orthopedic Surgeries

Cranial cruciate ligament repair (TTA, extracapsular repair)

Luxating patella repair

Fracture stabilization

Femoral head and neck ostectomy

The Benefits of Laser Surgery

We perform many of our surgeries with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser in place of a traditional scalpel blade. Use of a laser minimizes the tearing, crushing, and bruising of tissue. This allows for less pain, bleeding, swelling, and redness post-operatively, reduces the risk of infection, and helps your pet feel more comfortable.

Requirements for Surgery

Our requirements and recommendations for surgery decrease potential surgical complications and protect our patients and our staff.

Requirements
Dogs:
We require a current Rabies vaccine, Distemper vaccine, and heartworm test.
Cats: We require a current Rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, and FeLV test.

Recommendations
Dogs: We recommend the Leptospirosis vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, Canine Influenza vaccine and Lyme vaccine.
Cats: We recommend the FeLV vaccine.
Both: Fecal testing and pre-anesthetic bloodwork are recommended to ensure overall health before anesthetizing our patients.

Please contact us to schedule your surgery today!




Contact us:
Email: battlegroundvet@bgvc.net
Phone: 765-742-2587