At some point in your pet’s life, he or she may need surgery. Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic’s experienced veterinarians can perform many surgical procedures for your cat or dog, including:
- Mass removals and biopsies
- Spays and Neuters
- GI surgeries
- Oral mass removals
- Skin biopsies
We recommend pre-operative blood tests for all pets, always tailored to your individual dog or cat’s breed, age, and clinical condition. Before any surgery, all pets are given an intravenous (IV) catheter to administer fluids. A licensed, experienced technician monitors every pet before, during, and after the procedure. Warm-water circulating blankets are used for thermal support. To monitor your pet during procedures, we use:
- Continual blood pressure monitoring
- Continual temperature monitoring
- ECG monitoring
- Pulse oximetry
For most orthopedic surgery, more involved procedures, or if we determine that your pet requires 24-hour monitoring, we will refer you to our colleagues at the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center or the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying and neutering help to make sure that your pet does not add to the pet overpopulation problem. These procedures also are beneficial for several potential health concerns:
- Sterilization, on average, results in increased life spans for both cats and dogs.
- Spaying your dog before the first heat cycle reduces her chance of mammary cancer and uterine infections.
- Spayed and neutered pets are less apt to roam.
- Spayed and neutered pets tend to be more even-tempered and can be less aggressive.
If you have any questions about neutering or spaying your pet, feel free to give us a call at (865) 693-8212.