We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our medical center in Liberty Lake, relying on stringent surgical protocols to ensure the safety of your pet and the success of the operation.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative pain management and monitoring are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will be able to provide thorough at-home instructions for any specific care you will need to provide your pet both before and after their procedure
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep our clients fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure, as well as thoroughly explain what post-operative care your pet will need once they are able to return home. We practice stringent surgical safety protocols at our clinic.
At Legacy Animal Medical Center, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Liberty Lake vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease, discourage poor behavior or habits, and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During C-sections, or Cesarean sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- 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 quite common in both dogs and cats.
- 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 Liberty Lake and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
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.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. 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 Liberty Lake.
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancements (TTA)
Tibial Tuberosity Advancements are a relatively common orthopedic surgery involving the cutting and separation of the front part of the tibia from the rest of the bone.
This procedure treats injuries to help treat knee issues in dogs, particularly serious injuries to their CCL ligaments.
- 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 know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for their surgery can be a bit of a daunting one. But rest assured, we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your beloved companion.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Liberty Lake, 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. 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 in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. We conduct surgeries in one of our dedicated surgical suites. This is a room that is kept completely clean and sterile to prevent cross-contamination or any infection.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear 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 are very careful to wrap, clean and sterilize our surgical instruments and equipment before each surgery we conduct at Legacy Animal Medical Center.