Feline Surgery

Whether it’s a spay (ovariectomy) or neuter or an emergency foreign body removal, your cat may need surgery at least once in their lifetime.  You probably have a lot of questions about the procedure, the cost, and the recovery time, and we’ll be sure to tell you everything you need to know to make your decision.  Ovariectomy differs from regular spays, because only the ovaries will be removed, rather than the entire uterus and ovaries.  This procedure is widely accepted in Europe, and has shown to be equally as effective as a traditional spay.  Additionally, it is less traumatizing, requires a smaller incision, and results in a faster recovery.

Our cat surgery services here in the Oxford/Southbury area can accommodate a variety of needs, and we adhere very strictly to AAHA’s guidelines for surgery safety.  Our surgical suite is state-of-the-art and designed specifically for your feline companion’s safety and comfort.  We understand the stress of putting a loved one through surgery, so we’ll do everything we can to help you feel more at ease.

Surgeries We Perform

Below are the cat surgery services we offer at our hospital.  We follow the same safety protocols for every procedure that is performed at our facility.

  • Spay (ovariectomy) and neuter
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal surgery)
  • Dentistry (surgical extractions)
  • Biopsies
  • Foreign body removal
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Lumpectomy (growth removal)
  • Enucleation (eye removal)
  • Entropion correction
  • Abscess treatment

If your pet needs more than one procedure to be performed while they are with us, we’ll accommodate them to the best of our ability.  Our patients rarely need to stay overnight; in fact, for many procedures, we prefer that they return to you the same afternoon to recover in the quiet comfort of their own home.

Cat Surgery in Southbury

Cat Surgery Safety Protocols

As with dental cleanings, we’ll examine your cat and run blood tests to check their organ function before anesthetizing them.  Surgeries are performed in a sterilized suite with carefully sterilized instruments, and all patients are monitored at all times by a certified technician.

Cats are given IV fluids to keep them hydrated and to maintain their blood pressure during surgery, and will recover in our treatment area for close observation with warming pads and plenty of blankets.  When your cat has recovered, we will call you with a time for their discharge, and will go over their post-op instructions with you when you arrive.

Cat Surgery in Southbury

Scheduling Surgery for Your Cat

If you need time to discuss your cat’s surgical procedure with your veterinarian, please contact us at (203) 264-2287 to set up a consultation so we can give you all the details.  We want you to feel completely at ease about choosing surgery as a treatment option for your loved one, and know that their safety will always be our highest priority.