Advanced Pet Surgery
in Boynton Beach, FL
At Colonial Animal Hospital and Colonial Gateway Veterinary Center, we use advanced surgical procedures to maintain and restore your pet’s well-being and quality of life. We understand that pet surgery can be a stressful experience for both your pet and you, but we aim to make it as smooth as possible. Our veterinarians perform soft tissue surgeries (with a laser, when possible) as well as complex orthopedic procedures.
Pet Surgeries We Perform
Our veterinarians perform soft tissue surgery, often with a laser, to reduce your pet’s recovery time. Additionally, Dr. Martin performs more complex orthopedic surgeries.
Common surgeries we perform include:
The Benefits of Laser Surgery
for Cats and Dogs
We use a laser whenever we can for soft tissue procedures. The laser provides pets with substantial benefits that aid in a faster, less stressful recovery. Benefits of a laser include:
- Less bleeding
- No bruising of tissue
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced chance of infection
Surgical Recovery for Pets
After every procedure, we use our therapeutic laser over your pet’s surgical incision to stimulate healing. When you come in to pick up your pet, we will walk you through a customized recovery plan for your pet. Anesthesia can take up to 24 hours to wear off, so don’t be alarmed if your pet is groggy, has a reduced appetite, or isn’t as playful as usual. To help your pet remain comfortable throughout their recovery we will send home appropriate pain medication and instructions for when to administer them. For the first 10 days (or more), watch your pet’s surgical incision closely for signs of redness, swelling, or discharge.