Our Weldon Spring vets perform veterinary surgery, including veterinary orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, and more.

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Veterinary Surgery for Dogs & Cats

At our Weldon Spring clinic, we provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs, all of which follow strict surgical protocols.

During each veterinary surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to keep an eye on your pet. In addition, pain management will be provided.

Following surgery, we focus on post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Veterinary Surgery

We always keep you up to date on why we recommend a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.

Surgical Procedures

We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Tender Care Animal Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.

Elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our Weldon Spring veterinarians:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft tissue surgical procedures are available for pets with ear, nose, and throat problems.

    Hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders can all be treated with these procedures.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    We surgically sterilize a cat or dog when we spay or neuter them to prevent disease and give them a longer life expectancy.

  • Ocular

    Your pet may require ocular surgery if they are experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes.

    Eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery are all common ocular procedures for cats and dogs.

    If your cat or dog requires surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon in the Weldon Spring area and will work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    We can perform foreign body surgery on your pet if they have eaten something they shouldn't have or if they have been injured in an accident.

    Pet surgery may require specialized skills or equipment in some cases. If this is the case with your pet, your veterinarian will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon in the Weldon Spring area who will work closely with you to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.

  • Wounds

    Living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged, resulting in wounds.

    These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and treated as soon as possible by a qualified veterinarian.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries help your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures heal from injuries and diseases. If your dog or cat has a condition or injury that necessitates advanced specialized care, your veterinarian will refer your pet to a veterinarian in the Weldon Spring area.

  • 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 understand that bringing your pet in for surgery can be a scary prospect. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in your pet's best interests.

We will make certain that you understand why surgery is recommended and that you are confident in deciding to proceed.

Our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Weldon Spring area if your pet requires advanced care, and will 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 to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

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 carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.

Surgical Lasers

At Tender Care Animal Hospital, we use surgical lasers instead of scalpels in many of our routine surgeries.

Lasers are an excellent way to reduce the risk of infection in your pet's surgical wound. They also increase healing speed and cause them less pain and post-op discomfort.

We are proud to be one of the veterinary practices in the Weldon Spring area that offers laser surgery. We want you and your pet to have a comfortable experience with us, so we'll do everything we can to accomplish it.