Pet Surgery in Wilmington

We understand that it can be stressful when your pet needs surgery. That’s why we work hard to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We’ll be with you every step of the way, so you’ll have the information you need to make the best choices for your pet. We’ll provide information on proper pre- and post-operative care and answer any questions you have to ensure the best possible outcome.

When it comes to veterinary surgery, we follow protocols based on the highest veterinary standards. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, and we’re proud of the quality and range of procedures we offer. In addition to routine spays and neuters, our procedures include:

  • Abdominal surgeries such as cystotomies, splenectomies, foreign body removal
  • Mass removals
  • Eye surgeries
  • Gastropexy
  • Options for advanced surgeries with a board-certified traveling surgeon: mass removal, anal sac removal, amputation, ear surgery

surgery2Your Pet’s Surgery at Wilmington Animal Hospital

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet before, during, and after surgery is very important to us. Before the surgery, we do a thorough physical exam, including blood work, to make sure your pet is healthy enough to be anesthetized. This blood panel will help reduce risks associated with anesthesia by ruling out many internal issues, such as liver and kidney abnormalities and clotting disorders.

During surgery, two highly trained and experienced veterinary technicians will care for your pet. One technician will assist with surgery while the other will use advanced equipment to constantly monitor your pet’s vitals, including blood pressure, ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and oxygen level. We also administer fluids to help keep him hydrated and maintain his blood pressure during the procedure. After surgery, your pet will be closely monitored, and our team will do everything we can to keep him as comfortable as possible during the recovery process.

We take pain control very seriously. If your pet needs pain relief at home after the surgery, we can help you with medications and discuss his post-operative needs. We are also always happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your pet’s post-procedure care to ensure a full recovery.

Surgical Procedures with a Board-Certified Surgeon

There are times when pets need advanced or complicated surgical procedures that are best performed by a board-certified surgeon.  Wilmington Animal Hospital is able to offer this service for certain types of procedures.  We are currently able to offer many procedures, including mass removals, ear surgeries, anal sac surgeries, amputations, and other cancer surgeries with an excellent board-certified surgeon.  Not all surgeries can be performed safely in a general practice environment, so we are careful in our case selection.

Surgeries performed by our board-certified surgeon in our hospital are often less costly than procedures performed in a referral practice setting.  We require advanced scheduling for these specialized surgeries and not all pets will be candidates.  If you are interested in this service, please call us and we can discuss options for your pet.

Schedule Your Pet’s Surgery

Whether your pet needs to be spayed/neutered or is in need of any other surgical procedure, call Wilmington Animal Hospital at (302) 762-2694 to make an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have as well.