Advanced Pet Surgery in North Charleston
Is it time to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter? Has your veterinarian recommended they have exploratory surgery to investigate a problem? Whatever the reason, pet surgery requires careful planning and discussion. At Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic in North Charleston, we’ll do all of that and more to prepare you and your loved one for their surgical procedure. You may have plenty of questions pertaining to the surgery itself, your pet’s safety, and the overall cost. We’re more than happy to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make a definite decision.
Pet Surgery Services
Our pet surgery services are performed under the safest conditions with the most advanced surgical equipment. These include:
- Spaying and neutering
- Exploratory surgery
- Tumor excision
- Wound debridement & suturing
- Hematoma repair
- Dental extractions
We offer laser surgery as an option for declawing, spaying, neutering, and other soft-tissue procedures. This involves the use of a highly focused laser beam to ‘cut’ the tissue via ablation (vaporizing). As incisions are being made, the laser beam seals off capillaries, nerve endings, and small blood vessels, resulting in a more efficient process for both doctor and patient. Laser surgery has many benefits, including:
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Smaller risk of infection
- Reduced swelling
- Shorter recovery time
As a safety measure, pre-surgical bloodwork is recommended for pets up to 6 years old, and required for pets 6 years and older. All patients must fast for 12 hours prior to their procedure to prevent vomiting during or after their surgery. We always have one or two experienced technicians monitoring patients’ vitals while they’re under anesthesia to keep them comfortable. Our veterinarians perform all pet surgeries in the morning, and patients remain at our hospital until late afternoon to recover. When your pet is ready to go home, we’ll call you right away. We’ll go over home recovery instructions with you as soon as you arrive.
Our knowledgeable and compassionate veterinary staff here in North Charleston go the extra mile to make pet surgery as safe as possible. We’re happy to offer assistance if you have any questions during your pet’s recovery at home. To schedule a pre-surgical exam or surgery for your pet, call 1-843-554-4361.