Your Pet's Surgery

Veterinary Surgery at Picayune Veterinary Clinic

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Whether performing a routine Picayune pet surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence that Dr. Odom and the entire staff at Picayune Veterinary Clinic will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, done with the utmost expertise and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet. At the hospital's state-of-the-art veterinary surgical facilities, Dr. Odom and the trained medical staff are capable of performing both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

The medical team fully understands the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Additionally, we are happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy and healthy self.

Some of the soft tissue veterinary surgeries we perform include:

  • Routine ovariohysterectomy and castration
  • Laceration repairs
  • Tumor removals
  • Splenectomy
  • Enucleations
  • Amputation
  • C-Section

Orthopedic surgical service include:

  • Bone plating
  • Intramuscular pinning
  • External fixation
  • Trochlear wedge resections
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy
  • Cruciate repair

Surgical Facilities

Picayune Veterinary Clinic's state-of-the-art veterinary surgical facility ensures procedures are both as safe and efficiente. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with the expertise of the Picayune team, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

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Pre-Surgery Examination

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen, which, along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, pre-existing conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests should your pet require any.

Anesthesia Protocol

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. We offer a combination of injectable and inhalant anesthesia with ECG and pulse oximetry monitoring. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use a temperature-controlled operating table to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure.

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Pain Management

Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. And, because your pet doesn't understand why they are experiencing pain, it can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond shared between you and your companion.

To minimize your pet's discomfort, we typically use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam, as well as during the procedure.

Post-Operative Care

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals need to be monitored overnight, and in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, the staff and doctors will provide information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (601) 798-7706 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.

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