Cat and Dog Surgery in Ferndale, WA
Whether it’s a standard spay/neuter procedure or a fracture repair, most pets will need some form of surgery in their lifetime. Whatcom Veterinary Hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries—all with your pet’s safety and comfort in mind. Our veterinarians have years of experience performing surgery on dogs and cats, and they use only the latest tools and technology. As a practice, we place a strong emphasis on treating every pet and owner with compassion, regardless of the reason for the visit. With that in mind, you can be confident that your four-legged friend will be in good hands while in our care.
About Our Surgical Services
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite is equipped with advanced monitoring equipment to check pets’ vitals (heart rate, blood pressure, etc.) before, during, and after surgery. We also provide pre- and post-operative pain management to keep pets as comfortable as possible. Some of the soft tissue and orthopedic procedures we perform onsite include:
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Abdominal surgery
- Urinary tract surgery
- Mass removal
- Fracture repair
- ACL repair
What to Expect
We know that just hearing the word “surgery” can be difficult for you as a pet owner. That’s why we take time to speak with you prior to your pet’s surgery in Ferndale to address any questions or concerns you have. We perform all procedures under anesthesia and require pre-anesthetic blood work. Your pet’s blood work lets us know that your pet is healthy enough for surgery and whether or not there are any underlying health issues that need to be addressed first. We also conduct a thorough physical exam prior to surgery.
After your pet’s surgery is complete, and your pet is ready to go home with you, we will notify you and let you know how the surgery went. Upon your arrival, we will provide with you detailed information about post-operative care, including medication instructions. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions about your pet’s recovery. We’ll be happy to help.