At the Montrose Veterinary Centre, we have 2 purpose built surgical suites to accommodate your pets surgical needs. From routine desexing services to full soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures are undertaken at our premises.
Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and spinal surgery.
Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:
Our veterinarians will assess each case individually and provide the best advice for you and your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, exploratory laparotomies, caesareans, lump and tumour removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups, removal of intestinal foreign bodies, cystotomy, perineal urethrostomy, anal gland removal, entropian, ear canal ablation and bullae osteotomy – the list is endless!
One of the most common problems seen in our pets, is gingivitis and dental disease. Most commonly seen due to a lack of chewing on the part of the animal or an improper diet, dental problems can lead to oral pain and a lack of appetite, as well as halitosis (bad breath) and sometimes severe systemic illness and organ failure ( such as endocarditis and pyelonephritis). Gum diseases may also be seen as a clinical sign in other underlying disease states (such as kidney failure and many cat viral diseases such as calicivirus and feline immunodeficiency virus).
By having your pet’s teeth examined by one of our veterinarians on a regular basis and if necessary, follow up with a professional dental clean, will help maintain a healthy oral cavity. Your pet may need to be anaesthetised to carry out a thorough dental examination, and to clean all teeth without distressing them. The teeth and gums are evaluated, charted and assessed for gingival pockets. Tartar is then removed using an ultrasonic scaler. The teeth are then polished using a dental polisher and specialised fine-grade paste. Some teeth have marked root exposure or infections in the roots of the teeth and will require removal to prevent abscessation and bone infection.
Regular and frequent attention to your pet’s teeth may avoid the need for a professional dental clean under anaesthetic, and will also improve your pet’s overall health.
We provide you and your pets with an after-hours emergency service for critical illness or injury. We hope your pet never needs us for an emergency however, common emergencies relate to car accidents, heart conditions, gastric dilation , poisoning and a range of injuries.
Upon arrival, your pet will be assessed by one of our veterinarians. We will aim to provide an estimate of the costs involved with your case, however, please be aware that with emergency procedures costs can vary depending on what services and treatments are required. Our veterinarians will keep you updated regularly during the course of your pet’s stay in hospital.
Please contact us to discuss our after-hours arrangement, it’s always nice to know this information before you actually need it.