Irondequoit Veterinary Surgery

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Veterinary Surgery

Surgery can be a scary and stressful thing for you and your pet. The end result is improved quality of life for pet and owner alike. Irondequoit Animal Hospital provides comprehensive surgical services for internal or external injuries, abnormalities or disease.

A Better Quality of Life

Surgery is an important treatment for many illnesses and injuries suffered by dogs and cats. At Irondequoit, our veterinarians and staff are experts and experienced in maintaining comfort, monitoring, and surgical procedures. This includes everything from routine spaying and neutering to more advanced surgical needs.

Anesthesia and Pain Management

All surgery includes the need for anesthesia and pain management. Modern anesthetics are very safe, and we perform a full physical and bloodwork to evaluate anesthetic risk.

During surgery, we monitor your pet using special procedures tailored specifically to your pet’s needs. These can include:

  • Heart rate
  • Respiratory rate
  • Temperature
  • Doppler blood pressure
  • ECG
  • Oxygen levels

Post-surgery, we tailor pain management to each patient. This can include pain medications or even pain patches that will help maintain your pet’s comfort level during recovery.

Surgical Procedures

At Irondequoit we provide a full range of necessary surgical procedures, including:


  • Spaying and Neutering: Removing the ovaries (spaying) or testicles (neutering) will help prevent heat cycles in females and prevent reproduction. Spaying is a more complicated, invasive procedure than neutering. Both spaying and neutering are important for female and male pets. We recommend these procedures take place between four and six months of age.
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: This includes procedures that do not involve bones or joints, including abdominal, bladder and urethral, eye and face, cardiovascular, and wound repair procedures.
  • Orthopedic Surgery: This kind of surgery involves the repair of bones and joints. We do simple fracture repair and joint surgery. Referral to a board-certified veterinary surgeon may be needed for more complicated procedures.
  • Tumor and Growth Removal: Procedures for removing tumors can be done for health or cosmetic reasons, depending on the nature of the growth. When we remove a growth, the procedure is followed by testing to determine whether a growth is benign or cancerous; we can provide follow-up treatment recommendations.
Post-Surgery Care
Following your pet’s surgery, we will teach you the proper procedures to care for your pet at home while they undergo recovery. Please see our Post-Surgical Home Care Form for more information.
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