Because of illness, disease, or trauma, your pet may one day require surgery. The experienced vets at Potts Point Veterinary Hospital are skilled surgeons who provide routine surgeries, such as spaying and neutering, microchipping, and dental surgery, as well as difficult surgeries, such as tumour removals and reconstructions, intestinal surgery, and even emergency surgery.
While surgery can be potentially stressful (for both you and your pet), there are a few basic guidelines that you can follow to make the process as complication free as possible and put your pet on the fast road to recovery. With this in mind, we provide you with a pre/post operation handout prior to your pet’s surgery and will ensure we have good communication with you so you know exactly what to expect.
Spaying, or desexing female animals, minimises the risk of cancers of the reproductive organs and the mammary glands, prevents unwanted pregnancies removes the hassle of bleeding on your furniture (which occurs when they come "on heat"), and makes the pet more relaxed around other pets.
Neutering, or desexing of males, is also carried out under general anaesthesia. Neutered males are less likely to roam, urine-mark their territory, or fight with other males, as well as are less likely to have prostate cancer later in their lives. The operation is usually performed when your pet is about six months old.
Our veterinarians can perform microchipping service as soon as you bring your new pet home, or at the same time that you have your pet spayed or neutered. Please be aware that by law, microchipping is compulsory in New South Wales. Even if this were not the case, our staff would recommend microchipping as the best way to find your pet should he or she get lost or stolen. We use the nationwide microchipping registration and help you with registering your pet.
If your pet is scheduled for dental surgery for a scale and polish or tooth extraction, we may perform a pre-anaesthesia blood test as dental surgery requires general anaesthesia. We offer a complimentary post-op checkup and encourage you to come back every six months to check your pet’s progress. We provide you with a post-op plan handout detailing how to look after and clean your pet’s teeth, providing information on general oral health care, and recommending the best diet for your pet. If you find caring for your pet’s teeth a difficult task, we can schedule weekly nursing checks, when the nurse will brush your pet’s teeth and help you with any other problems you might have.
When you bring your pet in for emergency surgery because of illness or injury, our veterinarians thoroughly examine your animal, take X-rays, and perform blood tests to fully diagnose your animal’s health issues. If the emergency is during business hours, we can perform surgery immediately. For after-hours emergency care, please contact at 8097 0060.
The immaculate, state-of-the-art surgical suite at Potts Point Veterinary Hospital has modern monitoring equipment and uses all the latest technology. You will notice that the equipment we use on animals is exactly the same as that used on humans. Our veterinarians have the same training as human doctors.
Potts Point Veterinary Hospital provides your pet with the best pain management options. This may include the latest and safest medication possible for a quick, comfortable recovery and counselling you on the most effective way to manage your pet’s pain.
For the best in veterinary surgery, call Potts Point Veterinary Hospital for a consultation today.