Surgical Services for Pets
We offer a comprehensive range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services, relying on stringent surgical safety protocols to help ensure our success and your pet's recovery.
Progressive issues and trauma can cause problems in your pets’ bones, joins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and internal organs. After a thorough examination and/or less invasive treatment options have been exhausted, your veterinarian may opt for a surgical remedy for the best outcome for your pet.
During each surgery, a dedicated veterinary professional will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Afterward, pain management and post-operative monitoring will be our priorities.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as about any post-operative care that your pet will need once they are able to return home. We practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries for pets from Jefferson, Dane and Rock Counties:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon in Southern Wisconsin and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
Like humans, our canine counterparts can tear their anterior cruciate ligament, also known as an ACL. This cruciate injury is one of the most common orthopedic complications seen in dogs, an injury that is painful, problematic, and requires surgical repair. Dr. Kevin Kreier regularly performs orthopedic repairs using the Arthrex Tightrope CCL technique and TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgery. Other orthopedic surgeries such as fracture repairs are done on a case-by-case basis.
If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon in Southern Wisconsin.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. But rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon in Southern Wisconsin, 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 wears 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.