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Surgery

South Kendall Animal Hospital offers general and specialized surgical procedures. We understand that surgery can be stressful, but we guarantee safety and comfort for your pet.

Our veterinary surgeons and technicians are trained to provide only the highest quality of care. We rigorously monitor anesthesia and cardiovascular functioning at all times. Prior to surgery, we will perform a physical exam and pre-surgical bloodwork to ensure your pet is healthy enough for surgery.

Before surgical procedures you can expect:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Complete pre-anesthetic bloodwork profile
  • Administration of pre-medication to reduce the need for anesthetic drugs
  • Placement of an intravenous catheter for direct vein access

During all anesthetic procedures you can expect:

  • Vitals to be closely monitored by advanced veterinary monitoring equipment
  • Complete aseptic techniques

After your pet’s procedure you can expect:

  • A trained technician to closely monitor your pet’s vitals until they are awake and alert
  • Pain to be managed appropriately through constant examination and pain medications

Spay/Neuter

Spay/neuter procedures promote a longer and healthier life for your pet. These are minor procedures that provide innumerable benefits! We highly recommend a spay or neuter procedure to reduce sexual instincts, unwanted behaviors, and the risk of infection and disease.

No two animals are alike, which is why each pet deserves a unique, clinical decision tailored to their age, size, breed, and lifestyle. Highly trained in spay and neuter procedures, the veterinary professionals at South Kendall Animal Hospital guarantee a safe and comfortable procedure for your pet.

Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminates messy heat cycles
  • Prevents mammary and uterine complications such as cancer, pyometra, and infection
  • Decreases the urge to roam
  • Decreases aggressive behaviors
  • Increases lifespan
  • Better companion for you and your family

Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles

  • Decreases aggressive behaviors
  • Prevents testicular cancer and an enlarged prostate
  • Decreases the urge to roam
  • Increases lifespan
  • Better companion for you and your family

Mass Removals

Please contact us immediately if you discover a mass on your pet, particularly if it appears to be rapidly growing or changing. Masses are commonly found in senior pets, but can appear at any age!

Masses can either be malignant or benign. If diagnosed as malignant, we will surgically remove the mass and recommend necessary treatment. If diagnosed as benign, we also encourage surgical removal to prevent the mass from becoming cancerous or spreading to other areas of the body.

There are additional benefits to having a benign mass removed. Movement may be restricted depending on the location of the tumor or growth. As the mass grows, your pet may have even greater difficulty moving and removal will become more challenging, particularly in areas such as the throat or legs.

Therapeutic Laser

At South Kendall Animal Hospital we use K-Laser, an advanced technological tool used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Laser therapy is powerful in the treatment of post-surgical pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis, muscle strain, puncture wounds, post-traumatic injury, neck and back pain, hip dysplasia, burns, chronic wounds, rehabilitation, post-orthopedic surgical recovery, and much more.

We are happy to discuss how K-Laser Therapy can benefit your pet!

What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?
Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of Laser Therapy for many clinical conditions.

Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy
During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

What is Class 4 therapy laser?
Lasers are classified according to their output power. A Class 4 laser has more than 500 milliwatts of power. Higher power means it can deliver more energy per unit of time – which means your veterinarian can treat a very large area on your pet in just a few minutes.