Surgery & Dentistry
Dental cleanings and elective surgeries are an important part of your pet’s ongoing care. Let us partner with you to determine the best options for your pet. Although we hope you won’t need our emergency surgical services, we’re prepared to support you and your pet in such a critical time with our state-of-the-art surgical equipment and our caring, well-trained team.
Dental disease is commonly found in dogs and cats and can be present in pets as early as two to three years of age. When present, dental disease will always continue to progress, is frequently very painful, and can be a source of infection to other parts of the body or even cause tooth loss and other serious complications. Part of your pet’s physical examination includes an oral exam to evaluate dental health. Maintaining dental health is the key to keeping your pet comfortable and healthy overall.
Oakwell Animal Hospital is equipped with a full dental suite, complete with dental radiographs. The importance of dental radiographs cannot be overstated as only 40% of the tooth is visible above the gum line and most infections begin at the root. Our veterinarians will recommend dental cleanings and/or tooth extractions based on our examinations.
Schedule your pet today for a dental consultation if you have any questions or concerns.
Oakwell Animal Hospital is also equipped with a full surgical suite for elective and non-elective procedures. Elective surgeries are planned procedures that benefit your pet’s long-term health such as spay and neuter, dental extractions, small non-cancerous growth removals, skin biopsies, and more. Non-elective surgeries are procedures that are performed due to a true medical need such as foreign body removal, cesarean sections, cancerous growth removal, limb amputations, and more.
At our facility, physical examinations are completed prior to your pet's surgical procedure to evaluate the overall health of your pet and pre-anesthetic blood work may be recommended. We utilize extensive monitoring equipment during your pet’s procedure that will evaluate heart rate and rhythm, oxygen levels, blood pressure, and other key vitals.
Here at Oakwell Animal Hospital, we strive to meet you and your pet’s needs during these stressful events.
Schedule your pet today for a surgical consultation and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.