Cat & Dog Surgery in Winterville, NC Improving Pets' Lives

Surgery is one of the most useful tools in veterinary medicine. It can correct and even prevent many life-limiting illnesses, helping pets to live longer, healthier lives. At Animal Care East, our skilled veterinarians perform primarily soft tissue surgeries, and we often use a surgical laser in order to reduce recovery time and discomfort.

Benefits of Using a Surgical Laser

Our veterinarians will often use a surgical laser when performing soft tissue procedures. The laser offers a variety of benefits that traditional scalpel surgery cannot. Since the laser cauterizes tissue and blood vessels as it “cuts,” it does the following for your pet:

  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Reduces bleeding
  • Decreases the risk of infection
  • Decreases bruising, as there is no pressure on the tissue
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Pet Surgeries We Perform

Our vets perform soft tissue surgeries, but if your pet requires an orthopedic procedure, we’ll refer them to our sister practice in Greenville, Animal Care Veterinary Hospital.

Surgeries we perform here include:

  • Mass/tumor removals
  • Foreign body removal
  • Spays and neuters
  • Basic eye surgeries (cherry eye, enucleation, etc.)
  • Abdominal procedures
  • Cystotomies (bladder surgery)
  • Wound repair
  • And more
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Making Safety Our Priority

Surgery has become far safer for our pets in the last decade and new innovations continue to make it safer every day. Still, there are some small inherent risks that come with any procedure. At Animal Care East, we take every precaution necessary to reduce your pet’s risks and help them recover smoothly.

Our safety protocols include:

  • Assessing your pet’s health before any procedure with pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam
  • Placing an IV catheter to supply your pet with fluids throughout the procedure that help stabilize their blood pressure and keep them hydrated
  • Assigning a surgical technician to monitor your pet’s vitals from the start of anesthesia through their recovery
  • Using monitoring equipment that tracks your pet’s heart rate and rhythm, blood-oxygen levels, respiration rate, blood pressure, and more
  • Administering pain medication before, during, and after surgery to reduce their discomfort and ease their recovery