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At Colony Animal Clinic, our veterinarian in Fairhope performs pet surgery on both cats and dogs alike. If your pet is in need of a surgical procedure, of course, you want to make sure he or she is in good hands. Our very own William Morrison and Dr. Babette Dixon are experienced in handling any number of surgeries while keeping your pet as comfortable as possible before, during, and after.
Our Fairhope veterinarian is able to perform a number of surgeries, with spay and neuter procedures being the most common. We highly recommend spay and neuter procedures for all pets who have reached the proper age and size. If you're not sure if your pet is ready for this procedure, schedule a consultation and we'd be happy to provide some guidance. By having your pet spayed or neutered, you're doing your part to help control the pet population. Furthermore, pets who are spayed or neutered are less likely to develop certain types of cancer and enjoy behavioral advantages as well.
In addition to spay and neuter procedures, we also perform soft tissue surgery here in our office. Therefore, if your pet has been suffering from a soft tissue injury or an underlying condition affecting the soft tissues, we encourage you to see our veterinary team as a means of exploring treatment options. While surgery is always a last-resort as treatment, it is often the best option for pets with soft tissue injuries.
We also provide emergency surgeries, which are most often needed when a pet swallows something that is dangerous or toxic.
Anytime we perform a planned surgery on a pet, we will begin with a consultation to make sure that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure and make sure you're as informed as possible about what to expect. Most often, this will also include having pre-surgery blood work done. This will help us determine how much anesthesia your pet will need prior to starting the procedure. We administer anesthesia to all pets before surgery, as this keeps them as comfortable and safe as possible. Pet owners can rest assured that all pets' vital signs are carefully monitored not only during the surgery but afterward as the pet comes out of anesthesia as well.
Depending on the type of surgery performed, your pet may return home the same day or may need to be held for observation. Before you bring your pet back home, we will always make sure you're informed in regards to aftercare and things to watch out for.
If you'd like to schedule a surgical consultation with our Daphne veterinarian, you can do so by calling Colony Animal Clinic at (251) 928-7728. We're happy to provide a free consultation for all new patients, so be sure to inquire about this when you call.