Our Danbury vets perform a variety of surgical procedures. These include orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay and neuter procedures, and c-sections.

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Surgery for Cats & Dogs

At our Danbury clinic, we offer a full range of surgeries that obey strict surgical protocols.

A dedicated nurse administers anesthesia. During surgery, they watch your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Additionally, we provide pain management too.

Following surgery, our primary focus is on post-operative monitoring and pain management. Additionally, your veterinarian will provide detailed instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We always keep you informed as to why we're recommending surgery and any post-operative care your pet will need at home. At our clinic, we adhere to strict surgical protocols.

Surgical Procedures

At Noah's Ark Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries. This is to assist in treating diseases and conditions in pets, as well as to repair trauma-related injuries.

Elective and non-elective surgeries are routinely performed by our Danbury veterinarians:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for pets with ear, nose, and throat disorders.

    This surgery also treats hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin conditions.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we are sterilizing them to prevent disease and extend their life.

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    We perform C-sections when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.

  • Ocular

    Your pet may need ocular surgery if they are having pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes.

    Eyelid tumor removal, cataract, ectropion, and entropion are common ocular surgeries. Others include orbital exenteration and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog needs surgery performed by a specialist, our vets will refer you to a surgeon in the Danbury area. We will work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.

  • Mass Removal

    Cats and dogs can develop skin masses. These can grow inside a body cavity and pose a serious or life-threatening situation.

    For both cats and dogs, mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure.

  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

    A tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) aims to treat a torn CCL.

    The goal of TTA surgery is to change the knee's motion so the CCL isn't needed for a stable knee joint.

    Dogs with a steep tibial plateau have a higher chance of needing TTA surgery. This is especially true if they are large-breed dogs or highly active.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgery treats injuries in bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures. If your pet has a condition or injury that needs advanced care, your vet will refer you to a specialist in the Danbury area.

  • 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 understand how frightening it can be to bring your pet in for surgery. Rest assured that we only recommend surgery if it is in your furry companion's best interest.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a specialist in the Danbury area. We will work closely with your specialist to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the procedure's specifics, conduct a physical exam, and complete blood tests. The vet reviews these to assess is your pet is at risk of complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. We perform surgical procedures in a dedicated surgical suite. To avoid infection and cross-contamination, we keep this room completely sterile.

Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times while in the surgical suite. Those performing the procedure use sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.

Surgical Lasers

At Noah's Ark Animal Hospital, we offer surgical lasers as an alternative to the stainless steel scalpel. Laser surgery offers your vet greater precision and can also reduce surgery time.

The benefits of surgical lasers for your pet include the following:

Reduced Inflammation: The laser only comes into contact with the tissue. This causes less irritation and swelling.

Reduced Risk of Infection: Superheating lasers reduce infection by destroying bacteria.

Reduced Bleeding: The laser beam reduces blood loss by cauterizing the vessels as it vaporizes the tissue.

Reduced Post-Operative Pain: After surgery, pets experience less pain because the laser seals nerve endings as it cuts, which stops painful impulses to the brain.