We offer a variety of surgical procedures for dogs, cats and other animals in the New Ulm area using advanced surgical protocols and stringent safety procedures.
In the course of each surgery, a dedicated member of our surgical team will administer anesthesia for your pet and continuously monitor them throughout the procedure. During and after the surgery, we will also provide your pet with pain management.
Following your pet's surgery, our two major priorities are pain management and monitoring to ensure a safe and speedy recovery for your animal. Our vets will also provide you with instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Vet Surgery
We will keep you fully informed about why we are recommending surgical procedures, and about any post-operative care your pet will need once they return home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center we offer advanced surgical technology to our patients, including surgical lasers used in place of traditional methods like scalpels.
Laser surgery offers many benefits, including:
- Less Pain
- Reduced Swelling
- Minimal Bleeding
- Quicker Recovery Time
We perform medical and emergency veterinary surgeries in order to help treat diseases and conditions in pets, including repairing injuries sustained through trauma.
Our New Ulm vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested and can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be daunting or even frightening. Rest assured that we only recommend veterinary surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will make sure that you completely understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are completely comfortable with making the decision to move ahead with a procedure.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of your procedure and conduct a physical examination of our patient, making sure blood tests and any other diagnostics have been completed and reviewed by our vets. This way we will determine if your pet faces any anesthesia-related complications before putting them under.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. We follow strict sanitation protocols to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, wrap, and sterilize our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.