Safe & Effective Surgery Solutions for Kalamazoo Cats and Dogs
Oshtemo Veterinary Hospital offers professional orthopedic and soft tissue surgical options for your cat or dog. Always provided by our well-trained and highly experienced veterinary doctors, procedures are available to surgically treat a range of pet medical conditions. Many surgeries utilize modern surgical cutting lasers, which facilitate quicker, less intensive surgery with shorter healing times and a smaller impact on your petís system.
Pet Orthopedic Surgery
At our facility, we provide surgical repair for basic fractures in pets and have access to a specialty surgeon in case your pet family member requires more advanced orthopedic care. Advanced orthopedics we provide include:
Knee surgery and repairs
- Cruciate ligament repair
- Luxating patella repair
- Hip dysplasia evaluation and treatment
- Femoral head osteotomy (FHO)
Soft Tissue Surgery for Pets
Soft tissue surgeries cover the range of procedures used to treat internal issues related to illness, injury, or other health conditions. Many treatments exist within this category, and those available from our clinic include:
- Spays and neuters for puppies and kittens
- Mass removals
- Exploratory surgeries
- Eye surgeries
- Laser declawing for cats
Surgical lasers can be especially beneficial when used in declawing, making the procedure significantly gentler on the feline members of your family.
Veterinary Surgery Protocol
As a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Oshtemo Veterinary Hospital has met strict standard of care guidelines to ensure the utmost safety for your pet. Our surgery protocol includes:
- Pre-anesthetic surgery consent and full blood work for all patients and surgical procedures
- Pre-anesthetic exam and check for proper liver and kidney function the morning your pet comes in
- Anesthesia and pet pain management from our trained veterinary nursing staff, custom tailored to meet the individual needs of your pet
- Complete monitoring in accordance with AAHA pet surgery monitoring guidelines
Every surgery at Oshtemo Veterinary Hospital is marked by the compassionate care and considerate service that characterizes our practice. Our veterinary practice mission statement attests to the personal responsibility we take in caring for your beloved pet family members, as well as our commitment to you. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions regarding surgeries or care protocol at our clinic.
I have been taking my beloved animals to Oshtemo Veterinary Hospital for over 12 years. I was never able to have children so my animals are my kids. Dr. Del Heckaman and his highly trained staff handle my animals with kind and gentle care. I have recommended Oshtemo Veterinary Hospital to many people down through the years. I highly endorse them because they are the best! If I ever move out of state I will still bring my pets back to Oshtemo Veterinary Hospital. ~ Cherie W.