Happy young dog with veterinary collar also called elizabethan after surgery


Trust Your Pet’s Surgical Needs to Our Care

Our state-of-the-art surgical suite is equipped with the most advanced technology for optimal surgical conditions. We also strictly follow AAHA guidelines when it comes to surgery procedures and care. Immediately accessible is our veterinary intensive care unit, which is ideal for post-op patients who require critical care or constant supervision.

Soft tissue surgeries for pets encompass a wide range of procedures that address various conditions not related to bones or joints. Surgical services we offer at Solon Animal Hospital:

  1. Spaying and Neutering: These are routine surgeries performed to sterilize pets. Spaying involves removing the uterus and ovaries in female pets, while neutering involves removing the testicles in male pets.
  2. Tumor Removal: Surgical removal of benign or malignant tumors present in different parts of the body. This includes skin masses, mammary tumors, or growths in organs like the spleen or liver.
  3. Gastrointestinal Surgery: Procedures related to the digestive system, such as removing foreign objects from the stomach or intestines, addressing blockages, or repairing gastrointestinal injuries.
  4. Urinary Tract Surgery: Operations to address urinary issues, including bladder stone removal, corrective surgery for congenital abnormalities, or addressing obstructions.
  5. Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery: Surgeries to address issues such as ear canal ablation for chronic infections, brachycephalic airway syndrome correction in certain dog breeds, or surgical correction of congenital nasal abnormalities.
  6. Soft Tissue Trauma Repair: Surgeries to repair wounds, lacerations, or injuries that involve the skin, muscles, or other soft tissues, including reconstructive surgeries.
  7. Thoracic Surgery: Procedures involving the chest cavity, such as lung lobe removal, addressing heart conditions, or removing masses from the thoracic region.
  8. Dental and Oral Surgeries: These include tooth extractions, oral tumor removal, or corrective surgeries for oral defects.
  9. ACL Repair: ACL These include various surgical techniques to stabilize the joint, reducing arthritis risk and promoting recovery through altered joint dynamics. Post-surgery, a rehabilitation plan aids the pet’s gradual return to normal activities.
  10. Elbow Surgery: Procedures may include fragment removal, realignment, or joint replacement, sometimes utilizing minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy.

What Makes Surgery at Solon Animal Hospital Unique?

We understand that anesthesia and surgery can be a very scary thing for pet owners. That is why we have developed a surgical program that makes safety and successful outcomes our first priority.

Additionally, we adhere to the stringent safety protocols outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to ensure the utmost care for your pet.

Prior to surgery, patients undergo a pre-anesthetic exam and blood tests to ensure they are good candidates for anesthesia. Before, during, and after surgery, your pet is continuously monitored by our veterinarians and veterinary technicians to ensure he or she is responding appropriately to the anesthesia, other medications, and the surgery itself. Our monitoring equipment includes an ECG for heart rate and rhythm, oxygen saturation, temperature, and blood pressure.

Pain relief before, during, and after any surgical procedure has a profound impact on how well our patients recover. It also significantly affects their attitude and activity once they return home. When it is time for your pet to go home, we will address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including the effects of anesthesia, pain management, and post-operative care.

Our surgeries include:

  • A customized surgical plan that addresses your pet’s specific needs, from your pre-surgical consultation to discharge and aftercare education.
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work to evaluate kidney and liver function, electrolyte levels, red/white blood cell count, and platelet count to ensure the patient can safely undergo anesthesia.
  • Pre-surgical medication, including anti-anxiety and sedatives, to ensure your pet is completely relaxed and sleepy long before anesthesia is introduced.
  • The use of the safest injectable and gas anesthetics available so patients remain comfortably asleep. Patients are intubated to ensure effective anesthesia and oxygen administration.
  • Fluids to help maintain blood pressure levels and facilitate the elimination of the anesthesia when the surgery is complete.
  • An injectable antibiotic to ward off post-op infections when indicated.
  • State-of-the-art equipment to monitor your pet’s heart, lungs, oxygen saturation levels, temperature, and blood pressure.
  • A certified veterinary technician to monitor your pet throughout his or her surgical process, from anesthetic induction, throughout the surgical procedure itself, and during post-op recovery.
  • The continual presence of an experienced veterinarian to perform the surgery and address any medical complications that may arise.
  • Recovery from surgery in our comfortable and fully-equipped ICU with continuous monitoring.
  • Pain management before, during, and after your pet’s surgery, which often includes medications to take home to ensure your pet’s speedy and pain-free recovery.

Safety First

Regardless of the procedure your pet may require, our first priority is their comfort and safety throughout the pet surgery process. Pre-anesthetic testing may be necessary to ensure that your canine or feline companion is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.

We’re Here for You and Your Pet

Preparing your pet for cat or dog surgery can be stressful, but we’ll be with you every step of the way to answer questions and put you at ease. From initial appointment to recovery, our highly qualified staff will stay in touch with you and give your loved one the exceptional care they deserve.

Contact Solon Animal Hospital

Call us any time to make an appointment, or if you have questions or concerns about our pet surgery protocol. An informed owner is a happy owner, and a happy owner means a happy pet. You can reach us at (440) 232-8383. We look forward to hearing from you!