General & Advanced Surgery

Our veterinary surgeons have extensive experience with both general and advanced surgical procedures. No pet parent is happy to see their beloved fur baby ‘go under the knife,’ but at Broadway Veterinary Clinic, you can trust that they are in good hands.

Before every operation, we will schedule a pre-operative examination to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgery. This examination is also a good chance for you to ask questions, and learn about post-surgical care to ensure they heal well and quickly. For most surgical procedures, we ask that you refrain from feeding your pet for at least 12 hours before the surgery. Often, when surgeries are scheduled in the morning, this means they will have to miss a dinner.

After the operation, our team will monitor your pet closely for several hours before you take them home to ensure that they are recovering from the anesthesia adequately, and are feeling themselves again.

Once your pet is home, they may behave a little more sluggish than usual. This is typical after a surgery, and not a cause for alarm. If they vomit, faint, or act overly fatigued for more than a few days after the procedure, then please call us and let us know. These symptoms are not typical.

Here are some examples of common surgeries that we perform:

  • Spay/neuter surgery: is recommended for all pets to optimize health, improve behavior, and prevent unwanted litters. Our team recommends that female puppies and kittens are spayed before their first heat period. Males can be spayed as soon as they are large and healthy enough to undergo the surgery. Yet, a dog or cat of any age can be spayed or neutered to prevent an unplanned litter.
  • Soft-tissue surgery: includes any operation that does not involve the joints or bones, such as spay/neuter surgery, abdominal surgeries, trauma repair, laceration repair, bladder stone removal, and more.
  • Surgical oncology: prevents the spread of cancer by removing cancerous tumors or growths. Treating cancer often requires a multi-pronged approach in addition to surgery. Your veterinarian will work with you to select the best treatment plan for your situation.
  • Gastrointesinal procedures: are operations on the stomach or digestive system. Some example of gastrointestinal surgeries include treatment of gallstones, hernias, colon cancer, or acid reflux.
  • Orthopedic surgery: is performed to relieve painful abnormalities and diseases of the joints, bones, or spine. Some examples of orthopedic surgeries include treatment of ACL tears, fractures and dislocations, and patella luxation.

© 2018. Broadway Veterinary Clinic.
All rights reserved.

Request appointments and view your pet’s information with our free, easy-to-use app.

Contact Us

Address: 1391 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401

Phone: 207.942.2281

Follow Us