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Colonial Animal Hospital (561) 737-6448

Colonial Gateway Animal Hospital (561) 732-3629

Advanced Pet Surgery
in Boynton Beach

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.

Safety First

Safety is our number one concern during any and every pet surgery. We take precautions before, during, and after the procedure in order to minimize any risks.

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work and exam to do a thorough evaluation and confirm your pet is healthy enough for surgery
  • IV catheter to supply fluids that keep your pet hydrated, regulate their blood pressure, and allow us to quickly administer any medication needed during the procedure
  • Vitals monitoring including heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, body temperature, pulse oximetry, respiration rate, and more
  • Dedicated technician whose sole responsibility is to monitor your pet from the start of anesthesia through their recovery
  • Pain medication administered during the procedure to minimize your pet’s discomfort upon waking up
Advanced Pet Surgery Boynton Beach: Veterinarian Cares For Dog

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:

Soft Tissue
  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass/tumor removals
  • Laceration repairs
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Foreign body removals
  • Basic eye surgeries
  • And more
Orthopedic
  • Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) repairs
  • Fracture repairs
  • Patella luxation

For more advanced procedures, Dr. Martin will refer to a trusted veterinary specialist for your pet’s continued care.

The Benefits of Laser Surgery

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
Advanced Pet Surgery Boynton Beach: Smiling Dog

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.

If you have any questions during their recovery, please contact us! We’ll be happy to put your mind at ease.

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