pet surgery.

Advances in both veterinary and human medicine have come a long way, with new technology surfacing at a rapid pace. Animal Medical Center is proud to practice innovative surgical techniques in veterinary medicine, keeping on the cutting edge of veterinary surgical procedures. 

Veterinary Surgery Advancements

Veterinary medicine continues to make incredible advancements, which cuts down on time, risk, and post-operative pain on necessary surgeries for pets everywhere. Procedures that were not often attempted are becoming more mainstream, and we are consistently able to offer better care for pets. 

Some of the veterinary surgery advancements that we have seen become more and more common include:

  • Minimally-invasive and laparoscopic surgery
  • Advanced pain management techniques
  • The use of advanced imaging like CT or MRI scans to improve surgical planning
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Incorporation of 3D printing technology
  • Improved post operative care including rehabilitation technology

Laser Surgery for Pets

Our staff is also pushing ourselves to provide the best for our patients. Pet surgery is an important part of what we do, and we strive to make sure that we are also keeping up with veterinary surgical advancements. 

Laser surgery is one way that we provide the latest care. When pets need to have a surgical incision made, we are able to utilize a surgical laser.  

Surgical lasers are also called carbon dioxide (CO2), lasers. CO2 lasers work by discharging electricity through a gas-filled tube, producing a fine stream of infra-red light. This light is not visible to the naked eye, but is very powerful and able to cut through most materials including soft tissues like skin and muscle.

Laser surgery can have many advantages over a traditional scalpel blade. These include:

  • Decreased bleeding
  • Shorter anesthesia times
  • More precise incisions
  • Less post-surgical pain
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Faster healing

Surgeries performed with the laser are often shorter, safer, and have a faster return to function. It is a great advancement for all involved.

It can be a stressful time for pets and their owners when surgery is necessary. Knowing the advancements in veterinary surgery are continuing to make things safer and better for our patients can make us all feel a little better!