Your Pet's Surgery


surgeryAt Denton County Animal ER, our surgical suite is always ready in the event your pet is in need of emergency surgical intervention. Surgical procedures are performed using the latest in pain management techniques and the safest anesthetic protocols. All patients are attentively supervised throughout their procedure and we utilize advanced monitoring equipment that monitors heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation using pulse oximetry, end-tidal CO2, blood pressure and a constant ECG. After surgery, your pet will recover under the supervision of a surgical team member.

Some of the surgical procedures we perform are:

  • Abdominal and/or thoracic exploratory and repair (i.e. diaphragmatic hernia, abdominal wall hernia, chest wall trauma such as flail chest pneumothorax)
  • Urogenital (i.e. urethrotomy, cystotomy, caesarian section, pyometra)
  • Gastrointestinal (i.e. gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) correction and gastropexy, biopsy)
  • Foreign body removal (i.e. gastrotomy, resection and anastomosis)
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrotomy
  • Extensive laceration repair
  • Enucleation
  • Amputation
  • Esophagostomy tube placement
  • Burn management

We do not perform orthopedic repair but we do stabilize fracture sites and perform splint application and bandaging when needed. Orthopedic cases are referred back to your primary care veterinarian or a veterinary specialty facility for repair.

Surgery is not performed until we discuss and agree on the details, expectations and possible outcomes of the procedure, as well as potential risks, costs and required home care.