VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgeries are performed daily at VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital. During surgery, all patients are carefully evaluated by skilled technicians using advanced heart and blood pressure monitoring equipment. Surgical patients are maintained on intravenous fluids to help maintain blood pressure and support kidney function. Specialized warming blankets are utilized during and after surgery to maintain proper body temperature and make our patients comfortable during anesthetic recovery. Appropriate pain relief medications are used to help insure that all patients are comfortable during the post-operative period.

Soft tissue surgeries include all surgeries that do not involve bone. Examples of common soft tissue procedures include, but are not limited to the following:

Soft tissue animal surgeries may include:

  • Lump Removals
  • Laceration repair
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Cesarean section for dogs and cats that have difficulty with normal delivery of puppies or kittens
  • Urinary bladder stone removal
  • Intestinal surgery for foreign body retrieval of ingested items, gastropexy to permanently adhere the stomach to the body wall for prevention of GDV (gastric dilatation and volvulus) or intestinal biopsy.
  • Eyelid surgery for growths, entropion (inverted eyelids) or "cherry eye" (prolapsed gland of the 3rd eyelid)
  • Upper airway surgery for stenotic nares (“pinched” nostrils) and elongated soft palate surgery for "at risk" breeds such as bulldogs.

Come in and ask for a tour of our hospital and surgical suite to see first hand the advanced care that our patients receive.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.