The veterinarians at Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood perform a number of routine and complex surgical procedures for our patients, including veterinary orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, reproductive surgeries and more.

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Veterinary Surgery

We are proud to be able to offer a wide range of surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients at our animal hospital in Stanwood. We rely on stringent surgical protocols to help keep our patients safe during these operations.

In the course of each veterinary surgery, a dedicated member of our veterinary team will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. All of our patients are provided with pain management for their surgical procedure.

Following your dog or cat's surgery, pain management and post-operative monitoring will be our vets' priority. We may keep your pet in our facility for a day or two to ensure they are stable and recovering well.

Once they are able to return home with you, we will be sure to give you thorough instructions for your pet's at-home care.

Veterinary Surgery, Stanwood Vet

What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery

We will always keep you completely informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure for your pet as well as what kinds of pre- and post-operative care your companion will require while at home.

Surgical Procedures

At Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Stanwood vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from disorders affecting their nose, ears or throat, we are proud to offer a wide range of soft tissue surgical procedures. 

    This broad umbrella of procedures also covers treatment for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent diseases and provide them with extended life expectancy.

  • C-Sections

    During Cesarean 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 will often develop masses that are associated with their skin. These masses may also grow inside a body cavity and develop into serious or life-threatening conditions.

    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 Stanwood and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's critical that your pet's wounds be disinfected, cleaned and appropriated cared for by a veterinary professional as soon as possible.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, we offer the services of a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who travels to our location to provide a variety of orthopedic surgeries including Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO).

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats.

    The surgeries offered at our hospital include tooth extraction, gum disease treatments and repairs for jaw fractures.

The Veterinary Surgery Process

We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for veterinary surgery can be a frightening one. Rest assured, 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 requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Stanwood area and will work closely with them to ensure that your companion gets the best possible care.

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 Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood, we perform surgeries in a dedicated surgical suite. This is a room that is kept totally sterile to prevent infection or 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 are careful to clean, sterilize and wrap our instruments and equipment before each and every surgery.

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