Our White House veterinarians are able to perform a number of surgical procedures, including spays and neuters, soft tissue surgeries and dental surgeries for our dog and cat patients.

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Veterinary Surgery

At White House Animal Hospital, our vets offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats, relying on stringent surgical protocols to keep your pet safe. 

Throughout each surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pets using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We will also provide pain management. 

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Pet Surgery

We will always keep you fully informed about why our vets are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as any post-operative care your pet will require once they are returned home. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic. 

Elective and Non-elective Surgeries

At White House Animal Hospital, we are able to perform medical and emergency surgeries in order to help treat diseases and conditions in pets as well as to repair injuries sustained through trauma. 

Our White House 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 dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them as a form of preventive care against disease, unwanted litters and undesirable behaviors. These procedures will also provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

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  • 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 or 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.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near White House and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur in pets like they do in people, when their living tissues have been cut, burned, torn or otherwise have sustained physical trauma. It's critical that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.

    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 may be an intimidating one. We want to assure you, however, that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.

If your pet needs advanced veterinary care, our team will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the White House area and work closely with them to make sure that your pet gets the care they need and deserve.

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. At White House Animal Hospital, surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept totally sterile in order to prevent infection and cross-contamination. 

Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.

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