At our animal clinic in Harrisburg, we offer a broad range of surgical procedures for dogs and cats.
To protect your pet's health and safety, we follow stringent surgical protocols. A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet continuously throughout the procedure according to our standards. Pain management is also provided.
After surgery, priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also give detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended. Your vet will also thoroughly review any instructions for post-operative care your pet will require at home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Colonial Park Animal Clinic, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets, or to repair injuries that may occur through trauma.
Our vets in Harrisburg routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
If your pet is suffering from an ear, nose or throat disorder, your vet may perform a soft tissue surgical procedure.
These procedures are also available for oncological, hepatic, urogenital, skin, gastrointestinal and cardiothoracic disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When cats or dogs are spayed or neutered, a vet will surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and support a longer life expectancy.
Is your pet experiencing pain, swelling, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes? They may need ocular surgery.
Eyelid tumor removal, cherry eye surgery, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery and exenteration of the orbit are all common ocular procedures.
If your cat or dog needs a veterinary surgical specialist to perform their required surgery, our veterinarians can refer you to a pet surgeon near Harrisburg and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries are performed to treat diseases and repair injuries of the joints, bones, tendons, ligaments and other skeletal structures for your pet.
If your dog or cat is suffering from an injury or condition that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Harrisburg.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs and gum disease treatment.
The Surgery Process
We understand that it may feel overwhelming to think that your pet may need surgery. Please be assured that surgery is only recommended when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will explain and ensure that you fully understand why a vet is recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Harrisburg, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.