Surgeries and Procedures
Windaroo Animal Hospital can perform an extensive range of surgeries, including soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries. We also have access to a specialist surgeon who comes to our practice to offer procedures which would normally require a referral.
We pride ourselves on safe and modern drugs and techniques. Our anaesthetic equipment is made by AAS especially for the veterinary profession and enables us to safely anaesthetise your pet.
Some of the surgeries we perform include:
- Abdominal surgery
- Lump removals
- Wound repairs
- Cruciate ligament repairs
- Luxating patella surgeries
- Limb amputations
- Fracture repairs
Except for desexing surgery, we generally cannot provide estimates over the phone for most surgical procedures as you will require a consultation with one of our veterinarians first. This is so we can examine your pet to establish whether they are healthy, determine the exact nature of the problem and the procedure required, and to discuss all of the options available to you, to ensure the entire experience is as safe and stress free for both of you!
Windaroo Animal Hospital encourages desexing of dogs and cats as it is part of being a responsible pet owner.
Included in your desexing is:
- Pre-operative check by the veterinarian.
- Day stay hospitalisation.
- Pre-operative pain relief and sedation.
- Intravenous catheterization: for fluid therapy and drug administration.
- Intravenous fluids: used to maintain your pets’ blood pressure while under anaesthesia and flush out the drugs to ensure a faster and smoother wake up (reduced “hangover” effect).
- Tailored anaesthesia to best suit your pet’s needs. This usually involves a mixture of injectable and inhalant drugs.
- Desexing procedure: for females it involves removing the ovaries and uterus (called an ovariohysterectomy or spey). In males, the testes are removed (castration).
- Continuous monitoring: before, during and after the procedure to ensure that your pet is comfortable throughout their visit.
- Post-operative pain relief lasting 24 to 48 hours (+ dogs go home with two days of pain relief tablets).
- 3-5 day post-op check.
- 10 day sutures out recheck.
- Sterile surgery and dedicated theatre.
- Heated cage on recovery and fluffy bedding.
- Lots of cuddles!
Please phone 3807 3699 for a consultation with one of our veterinarians