Veterinary Surgery

Spacious surgery rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Finding out that your pet needs surgery can be scary. At Hartsville Animal Hospital, we know you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about your pet’s surgery, and we’re prepared to answer them.

We want to set your mind at ease. We understand that surgery isn’t something you and your pet have to deal with often, so we’ll do everything we can to make the experience as stress-free as possible for both of you.

If your pet needs surgery, there’s no need to worry. When you’ve got the experienced, compassionate surgical team at Hartsville Animal Hospital on your side, you can trust that all of your pet’s surgical needs will be met.

Please meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and learn about our comprehensive veterinary services. We’re confident that once you do, you’ll want us to become your veterinary partner for life!.

Your First Surgery

You probably have a lot of questions about the procedure needed, the cost, and the recovery time, and we’ll be sure to tell you everything you need to know to make the right decision.

You can ask our veterinarians any questions you may have about your pet!

Your veterinarian will discuss your pets surgical procedure with you, please contact us to set up a consultation so we can give you all the details.

Before and After Surgery
Depending on the type of surgery performed, your pet will usually go home that night or the next morning.
Surgeries that typically go home the day of surgery: dog castration, dog spaycat castration, mass/lump removal, minor laceration repair and wound treatment.
Surgeries that generally stay overnight: cat spay, aural hematoma repair, cystotomy & any orthopedic procedure.
Some surgeries, such as a foreign body removal, may need to stay an extra night to make sure your pet is recovering well before going home.

We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or post operative care.

For the safety and health of all our patients, we require that vaccines are up to date at the time of the procedure.

Also, your pet will need to be treated for fleas if any are found.

Be sure your pet is fasted prior to anesthesia (except rabbits).

All patients will receive a physical exam before they are given any anesthetic.

Surgical Services
We offer a full array of pet surgery services for your four-legged friend, ranging from soft tissue to orthopedic. These include:

Spays and Neuters
Surgical removal of the reproductive organs. It can also protect your pet against a variety of significant health threats.

Surgical removal of 3rd phalange.

Dewclaw Removal
Removal of the digit on the hind leg when it is loose to prevent them from ripping off which can be painful and prone to infection.

Umbilical/Inguinal Hernias
Protrusion of abdominal fat or a portion of abdominal organs around the umbilicus.

Suturing the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent torsion or bloat which is life threatening.

Removal of the spleen due to tumors or trauma.

Removal of bladder and urethral stones.

Abdominal Exploratory
Gastronomy, enterotomy, IRA, Intestinal tumor removal.

Anal Sacculectomy
Removal of the anal sacs due to chronic inflammation or disease.

Limb Amputation
Removal of a front or hind limb due to disease or injury.

Medial Luxating Patellar Surgery (Tibial Tuberosity Transposition)
Commonly seen in cats and dogs where the patella or knee cap is popping out of the stifle or knee joint.

FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)
Surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur due to fractures or chronic pain.

Fracture Repair
Correcting any break in bone or cartilage.

Digital Amputation
Removal of phalange due to trauma or disease.

Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)
Surgical method to prevent urethral obstructions in cats in the future.

Aural Hematoma Surgery
Collection of blood between the skin and cartilage of the ear flap. An incision is made to remove the fluid and sutures placed to prevent fluid from building back up.

Tail Amputation (secondary to trauma or cancer)
Removal of tail due to trauma or disease.

Skin/Subcutaneous Mass Removals
Surgical removal or punch biopsy to remove benign or malignant masses.

Ophthalmic Surgery
Surgery of the eye and the tissue and structures surrounding the eye.

Oral Mass Removal
Surgical removal of a mass in the oral cavity which can be benign or malignant.

We do offer other cat and dog medical surgery services, so please call or visit Hartsville Animal Hospital to talk with our vet about your pets surgery needs.