The vets at Providence Animal Hospital provide a broad range of surgical services for cats and dogs in Charlotte, including soft tissue and orthopedics, c-sections, and spay and neuter procedures.
Surgical Veterinary Services
At Providence Animal Hospital, our veterinarians are highly skilled in performing surgeries and make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best veterinary care.
Our focus is on patient safety, pain management, and using the most current surgical practices in a sterile environment.
We'll take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet.
What to Expect with Surgery
Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during and after surgery.
Every surgical procedure includes continuous patient monitoring and pain management. We also provide post-operative monitoring and pain management.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about surgical procedures at Providence Animal Hospital.
What happens during a surgical consultation?
During the surgical consultation, we will perform a physical exam and review your pet’s medical history. Blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition will also be undertaken at this time.
Diagnostics may include x-rays, an ultrasound, or biopsies. Once the results are back, a plan for surgery is developed and discussed with you.
Will surgery take place on the same day as a consultation?
No. The consultation appointment is required for testing and examination, to determine the nature of your pet's health problem. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
How long will surgery take?
Surgeries typically last between two to four hours, depending on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
Does my pet have to stay overnight before or after surgery?
Depending on the time of day that the surgery is scheduled, it may be necessary to drop your pet off the night before.
Many of our patients need to stay with us overnight after surgery so that we can monitor them as they recover. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.
At Providence Animal Hospital, our veterinarians perform both scheduled and emergency c-sections for cats and dogs in Charlotte. What is a c-section? A c-section (caesarean section) is major surgery during which puppies or kittens are removed from the uterus of a dog or cat. Most animals recover quickly and without complication from this procedure. At Providence Animal Hospital, we...Read more »
There is a wide range of orthopedic conditions that affect cats and dogs. At Providence Animal Hospital in Charlotte, our experienced veterinarians can these conditions with surgery. What is orthopedic surgery? Orthopedic surgery for pets consists of surgical procedures that address the joints, skeletal system and their associated soft tissues, inc...Read more »
At Providence Animal Hospital in Charlotte, our veterinarians perform soft tissue surgical procedures for cats and dogs. What is Soft Tissue Surgery? Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of orthopedic surgery . We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear...Read more »
At Providence Animal Hospital, our veterinarians provide spay and neuter surgery for puppies and kittens in Charlotte. What is spaying and neutering? Both spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia. These procedures help prevent disease and provide your pet with a healthier, happier and extend...Read more »