Sunset Lakes Animal Clinic, as a full-service veterinarian, offers general surgeries. This includes three separate categories: tumor removal, cyst removal and dental surgeries. Conveniently located in Miramar, FL, Dr. Mary Schooley, and her well-trained staff can provide the surgery your pet needs to feel better and live longer. Our goal is to create a relaxed, loving, compassionate atmosphere where you and your fur baby can experience the best in healthcare.
Specific Surgeries We Perform
- Tumor removal - When an animal is diagnosed with cancer, the idea is to take as much of the cancer out of the body as possible. Dr. Schooley will determine if the tumor removal will consist of a complete or only partial removal. Often, if there is only a portion removed, chemotherapy and/or radiation may be necessary. Partial removal is usually done if the tumor is intertwined within a major organ.
- Cyst removal - If your pet has a cyst that is on the surface of the skin, Dr. Schooley may be able to either remove it via fine need aspiration or using laser surgery. However, sometimes, a cyst removal may require the use of a surgical scalpel. Partnering with you, Dr. Schooley will decide the best course of action.
- Dental surgeries - Pet's teeth can have problems just like people teeth. Teeth that are broken, infected and misaligned will cause pain to your pet as well as affecting other organs of the body including the heart, kidney, and liver. Periodontal disease is prevalent in animals with little or no regular dental care and is a dangerous and agonizing illness. If your fur baby was born with a palate defect or breaks a jaw, it can affect their ability to eat and surgery will be necessary.
What to Expect
- Make certain you follow the pre-operative instructions for your pet's surgery. If fasting is required, do not feed your pet after the time indicated on the night before surgery.
- Dr. Schooley will order pre-op bloodwork and any other tests she feels are necessary to get a full picture of your pet's readiness for the surgery. Inform her of any past problems, medications being taken and medical history.
- Your loved family member will most likely receive general anesthesia. This will protect against pain and relax the animal. During the surgery, an inhalant will be administered to keep your pet asleep during the entire surgery.
- When you pick up your pet after the surgery, read through all of the post-operative list. Use this to evaluate and care for your baby at home for the next couple of weeks.