Our vets in Jacksonville perform several veterinary surgical procedures, including veterinary soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, dental surgeries and more. 

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Veterinary Surgery

We offer a wide scope of surgical procedures for cats and dogs from the Jacksonville area, using stringent surgical protocols. 

A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment during each surgery. Pain management is also provided. 

After surgery, our priorities shift to pain management and post-operative monitoring. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care from your vet.

Veterinary Surgery, Jacksonville Vet

What to Expect From Veterinary Surgery

We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why we are recommending a specific surgical procedure, along with any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our hospitals.

Surgical Procedures

At Pet Doctors of America,  we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

The vets at our two hospitals in Jacksonville perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft tissue surgical procedures are performed to treat pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders. 

    These procedures are also available for urogenital, cardiothoracic, skin, gastrointestinal, oncological and hepatic disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease and unwanted litters. This procedure can also provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Cesarean 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. 

  • Ocular

    Is your pet experiencing redness, pain, swelling or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may need ocular surgery. 

    Common ocular procedures for dogs and cats include cataract surgery, eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery and exenteration of the orbit. 

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Jacksonville 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 removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • 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 Jacksonville and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Minor Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    At each of our locations, our vets can perform minor orthopedic surgeries such as toe amputations, tail amputations and FHO (femoral head ostectomy) for small dogs. 

    If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Jacksonville.

  • 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 the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be daunting. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in your furry friend's best interests. 

We will confirm that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended, and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead. 

If your pet needs advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Jacksonville, 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. The specifics of the procedure will be confirmed and the vet will perform a physical exam for your pet. Blood tests will be completed and reviewed by the vet to find out whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications. 

Dedicated surgical suites. Our surgeries are done in a dedicated surgical suite. This area is kept completely sterile to prevent cross-contamination and infection. 

Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable masks and caps at all times while they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns. 

Sterile packs and equipment. Before every surgery, surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped.