Visit our veterinary surgery in Cranbourne
At Casey and Cranbourne Veterinary Hospital, our team of experienced and qualified vets and nurses can carry out a range of surgical procedures for pets. Using the most up-to-date equipment and techniques, we can handle everything from routine desexing surgery to orthopaedic surgeries and more.
Our veterinary surgery also has strong links with local specialist surgeons, so if your pet requires a more complicated procedure, we can refer them on as required.
We can perform the following types of veterinary surgery:
- Preventative gastropexy
- Advanced soft tissue operations (e.g. tumour excisions, gastrointestinal foreign body removal and bowel resections)
- Orthopaedic surgeries (e.g. cruciate repair, patella luxation corrective surgery and minor fracture repairs)
Surgery is available at our clinic from Monday to Friday, with bookings essential for all procedures. If your pet is more comfortable with a particular vet, or you would like to request the vet for the operation, then please let us know beforehand so this can be arranged.
Before any surgery takes place, we’ll always discuss everything with you so you’re fully informed, as well as addressing costs and the likely outcome of the procedure. So, before your pet undergoes any treatment, you’ll know exactly what’s involved and what to expect before and after.
Pre-anaesthetic blood test
It is recommended that pets undergo a pre-anaesthetic blood test prior to having a general anaesthetic. At Casey and Cranbourne Veterinary Hospital, we perform the pre-anaesthetic blood test on the morning of surgery using our state of the art, in-house blood test machine. Pre-anaesthetic blood tests will show up any potential changes affecting internal organs that wouldn’t be picked up during a physical examination. This is particularly important for pets who are over 8 years of age, while for younger pets, it will allow detection of any congenital defects affecting the liver or kidneys that might adversely affect how these organs cope with an anaesthetic.
Intravenous (drip) fluid therapy
When your pet is put under anaesthesia, their blood pressure drops, which must be carefully monitored, as low blood pressure can lead to internal organ failure. Intravenous fluids maintain blood pressure and blood flow to vital organs, as well as making recovery afterwards quicker and easier for your pet.
At Casey and Cranbourne Veterinary Hospital, we prescribe any pet that has undergone surgery with suitable pain relief, as this accelerates recovery and alleviates distress.
NB Pre-anaesthetic bloods and intravenous fluids are not included in our standard desexing fees, but post-operative pain relief is.
Vaccination, Microchipping and Heartworm Prevention
If your pet is attending our hospital for surgery, it makes sense to have their annual vaccination and heartworm injections at the same time. If they are not microchipped, this can be performed whilst they are under anaesthetic
Intestinal Worming tablets and Flea Prevention can be administered at time of discharge of patient saving you time and money. Just speak to our friendly staff when making an appointment to discuss your pets individual requirements.
At Casey and Cranbourne Veterinary Hospital, we use only the latest and most reliable equipment to ensure the best outcomes for all our surgical procedures.
- A dedicated surgical theatre
- Isoflurane anaesthesia
- An autoclave to sterilise surgical instruments
- A state-of-the-art ‘Surgi-Vet’ patient monitor to record vital signs (e.g. heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation, capnography, ECG and blood pressure)
Your pet’s anaesthetic will be monitored by a Cert IV-qualified veterinary nurse, so you can rest assured that all procedures will be carried out with safety as our first concern. The operation itself will be performed by one of our experienced veterinary surgeons.
If you have any concerns regarding an upcoming surgery or your pet’s recovery from surgery, please give us a call to discuss your concerns.