Cat and dog surgery in Columbus, OH

Cat & Dog Surgery in Upper Arlington, OH

In the event your pet requires a surgical procedure, we take the utmost precautions and follow the highest standards to ensure they experience a smooth surgery and quick recovery. Cats and dogs could require surgery for many different reasons including preventively, such as with spays and neuters, as well as correctively, as with cat and dog cataract surgery. While these are relatively common procedures, the veterinarians at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital in Upper Arlington, OH also perform more complex soft tissue procedures. We also work with a mobile veterinary surgeon who performs orthopedics in our hospital.

Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Surgeries

Soft tissue procedures refer to those performed on muscles, organs, or the abdomen, while orthopedics refers to surgeries on the bones and joints.

The veterinarians at our Upper Arlington, OH animal hospital perform many routine and complex soft tissue surgeries including:

  • Mass removals
  • Spays and neuters
  • Foreign body removals
  • Bladder surgery
  • Exploratory procedures
  • And more

For orthopedics, the traveling surgeon we work with visits our hospital to perform the following:

  • Dog ACL repairs
  • Patellar luxation repairs
  • Fracture repairs
  • And more
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Our Safety Protocols

Your pet’s health is our priority through every surgery. Whether their procedure is routine or complex, we’ll perform the same extensive safety protocols. These include:

  • Pre-anesthetic exam and blood work to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the procedure
  • IV catheter which supplies your pet with fluids that keep them hydrated and regulate their blood pressure
  • Extensive vitals monitoring, keeping track of your pet’s heart rate and rhythm, respiration rate, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and more
  • Comprehensive pain relief given before, during, and after the procedure to ensure your pet is in minimal discomfort when they wake from anesthesia

Recovery Instructions

After every procedure, we’ll give you personalized instructions for your pet’s recovery at home. In general, it’s best to keep your pet in a crate or pet-safe room where they can recover in peace and quiet for about 10 days after surgery. Their activity should be minimal so that their sutures don’t tear. We’ll also provide pain medication so they can recover in relative comfort. If ever you have questions about your pet's recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (614) 451-1204 for reassurance and advice.