veterinary services

Pet Surgery in Colonial Heights, VA

VetXpress Services

Pet Surgery

When your pet requires surgery, we understand how distressing it can be. We’ll be there for you at vetXpress every step of the way. We’ll provide you and your pet detailed pre-operative instructions, from when to keep them from eating the night before the procedure through a detailed schedule for the day of the procedure. Multiple veterinary team members will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly in the operating room.

Once your pet is out of surgery, we’ll contact you immediately and make sure that you have all of the information to bring your pet home and make sure that they’re comfortable and ready to begin healing. We may also need to schedule follow-up appointments to make sure the healing process is going well.

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Routine Spay & Neuter

At vetXpress, we offer spay and neuter services for our patients. If you have a new pet or are considering having an older pet fixed, please learn about the importance of spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.

What are the Benefits of Spay and Neuter?
When you spay or neuter your pets, you set them up for a lifetime of greater health and happiness. When your pets are not overcome by their biological urges, they will be calmer and happier.

For females, spaying reduces the likelihood of mammary cancer and uterine infections. Spaying also prevents your pet from mating and introducing more animals into a city that is already overcrowded with unwanted pets. With local shelters crowded, there is simply no room for additional pets so we urge you to get your cat or dog fixed.

Neutering male pets not only reduces their risk of prostate cancer, but it also decreases aggression, marking, and spraying. You will spend less time cleaning up after your male cat or dog, and experience fewer behavioral problems when you get them fixed.

Finally, you will enjoy your pets more when they are fixed. Male pets that are not fixed are more likely to escape or roam, which increases their risk of getting lost, run over, or in a fight. Female pets that are spayed will not go into heat, during which time they yowl and urinate around the house.

Soft-Tissue Surgery

This is any surgery not related to bones or joints. It can be routine elective procedures such as neuters and spays to much more complicated intra-abdominal surgeries. Our veterinary personnel does a careful evaluation that determines whether or not your pet requires soft tissue surgery. We strive to make your pet’s procedure as safe and comfortable as possible before, during, and after the surgery. Our veterinarians use the safest and most effective anesthesia to manage your pet’s pain during soft tissue surgery. We will closely monitor your pet’s vitals throughout the process.

Some of our common soft-tissue procedures include:

  • Mass removals
  • Cystotomy
  • Exploratory procedures
  • Splenectomy
Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Some of the common orthopedic procedures we perform are:

  • Amputations
  • Femoral head ostectomy
  • Medial patellar luxation procedure