When of a nature that can be dealt with using limited staff are sometimes accommodated. Most emergencies are best treated by the Peninsula Animal Referral Center, a state of the art, fully staffed, after-hours facility located in Tabb, 5-1/2 miles south of GAH on Highway 17.

Peninsula Animal Referral Center
1120 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17)
Telephone: 757-874-8115
www.parcvets.com/

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Grafton Animal Hospital - Pet Surgery

SURGICAL SERVICES

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Pet Surgery

Our sterile surgical suite provides our doctors with an ideal environment for performing safe and effective surgeries including spays, neuters, soft tissue, orthopedic, and other procedures. In addition to the safety equipment mentioned before, we are well equipped with special equipment (such as radio-surgery and a heated surgery table) that makes procedures faster and safer. We have a good relationship with nearby veterinary surgical specialists, who will give advice on cases and take over cases that are very complicated or require even more specialized equipment. Pain management and prevention is always considered and initiated before any surgical procedure.

Radio surgery

Radiosurgery is the use of radio waves instead of a scalpel blade. The advantages are similar to laser surgery: less blood loss and more precision. It is especially valuable when doing fine detail surgery or microsurgery such as procedures involving birds and small exotics.

Spaying

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.

To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.

Neutering

Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.

To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us or stop by so we can discuss your concerns.

Orthopedic Surgery

Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we usually refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries. Bay Area Veterinary Surgery is located right in Yorktown and can accommodate your pet’s orthopedic surgery needs. Please visit their website at http://bavspc.com/ or just ask any of our staff members for a referral.