At our Douglasville veterinary hospital, we are proud to offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs while always following stringent safety protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Following your dog or cat's surgical procedures, our priorities become pain management and post-operative monitoring. Our vets will be sure to provide thorough instructions for your at-home care.
Kay Animal Hospital opens its doors at 7:30 AM, an hour before our regular opening time, each day for boarding and surgery drop-offs. We ask that you bring your pet to us during this window of time when dropping them off for a scheduled surgery.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you completely informed about why our vets are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as regarding any post-operative or pre-surgical care your pet will need while at home. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
We ask that you fill out our Surgical and Anesthesia Consent Form before your pet undergoes surgery. You can either do this at our hospital before their treatment, or for your convenience, print it and fill it out at home first.
At Kay Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Douglasville 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 can also help to treat oncological, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, and skin disorders in dogs and cats.
- Spaying & Neutering
When our vets spay or neuter a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent diseases and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean 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.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Some common ocular procedures for dogs and cats include cataracts surgery, cherry eye surgery, and eyelid tumor removals.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Douglasville and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- 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 removals are a fairly common surgical procedure for dogs and cats in the Douglasville area.
- 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 Douglasville and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's very important to have your pet's wounds professionally treated, cleaned, and cared for by a qualified vet as soon as possible.
When performing an urethrectomy, our vets remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
During a cystotomy, our vets make an incision into your dog or cat's bladder in order to facilitate the removal of the bladder or urethral stones.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
At Kay Animal Hospital, we are proud to be able to offer exceptional orthopedic surgical services to our patients, including complex surgeries like TPLO procedures to treat ruptured ligaments and knee problems in dogs.
If your cat or dog is suffering from an orthopedic condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to an orthopedic vet specialist near Douglasville.
- 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 idea of bringing your pet to the vet for surgery can be a frightening one. But, our vets and staff want to assure you that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interest of our four-legged companion.
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 vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Douglasville, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives 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. We perform surgical procedures in a dedicated hospitalization and surgical suite of our facility. We keep this room totally sterile to prevent cross-contamination and infection.
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 always careful to clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments before every surgery.
We're Always Welcoming New Patients
At Kay Animal Hospital, we can't wait to welcome you and your four-legged friend into our veterinary family. Learn more about the services we offer and the difference our care and compassion make by booking your first appointment today!