Surgical Solutions

NAVHC offers the highest level of care and safety protocols for your pets before, during, and after surgery. We want to ensure that your pet’s surgical care experience is as stress-free as possible. We know your pets are your family!

Veterinary Surgical Services

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Oral Surgery and Cleaning
  • Upper Airway
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgeries
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ear Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • C-Section
  • Mass Removal

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgeries include the removal of soft tissue tumors and skin growths. Some of these growths can be malignant and may require further biopsy or lab testing.

Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal procedures offered include:

  • Splenectomy—Spleen removal
  • Gastric and intestinal surgery—foreign object obstructions
  • Gastropexy—Stomach tacking for prevention/treatment of gastric dilation
  • Cystotomy—bladder surgery

After major abdominal surgery, your pet will require a more extended stay at the clinic for recovery. They will receive antibiotics, IV fluids and pain relief, and additional monitoring from technical staff and veterinarian to ensure a complete recovery.

Extracardiac thoracic and vascular surgeries performed via thoracotomy address:

  • Congenital and acquired cardiac conditions such as PDA, vascular rings (PRAA), pericardiectomy
  • Thoracic pathologies such as surgery of the lungs, thoracic duct
  • Complex vascular anomalies (arteriovenous fistula, bronchoesophageal shunting, etc.)
  • Modified Blalock-Taussig procedure

Intracardiac bypass surgeries address (coming soon):

  • Complex cardiac diseases and conditions occurring within the heart
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Congenital diseases repair
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), pulmonic stenosis, aortic stenosis, ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Intracardiac tumor removal

What to Expect Before a Procedure

Before surgery, a full consultation with our doctor will be scheduled. We will perform any necessary tests, answer your questions, and give you pre-surgery instructions. You will need to fast your pet, 12 hours before any procedure that requires anesthetics including dental cleaning. If we need any blood work, we will either collect blood during this consultation or schedule a blood draw for another time.

After a Procedure

On the day of the procedure, you will need to arrive early to sign consent forms and discuss options with the surgical technician. Depending on the procedure, your pet will either be able to return that afternoon or will need to stay for extra recovery time. You will receive discharge information, medications, and instructions.

We want your pet to have as smooth a recovery as possible. Following all discharge instructions is crucial to your pet’s recovery, if you have any questions at all about your pet’s post-operative care, we encourage you to call us.

Pet parents, we know how frightening the surgical process can be. At NAVHC, we want you to have all the answers to your questions and feel at peace knowing your pet is receiving the highest level of care possible.