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Surgery

While the topic of your pet’s surgery may make you anxious, we can assure you that our highly trained veterinary team and state-of-the-art equipment will keep your pet as safe as possible. We recommend surgery only if we know that your pet will experience significant benefits and enjoy a healthier, happier life. Bellevue Animal Clinic offers a variety of general and more advanced surgical services for our dog and cat patients (and rabbit, and rat, and hamster…). We are also privileged to have a board-certified surgeon we can call in for more specialized procedures.

Accommodating your pet's health needs and improving their quality of life are our primary goals with surgery. If you have questions or concerns regarding your pet’s upcoming surgery, one of our veterinary surgeons will be glad to speak with you to minimize your anxiety.

Keeping Your Pet Safe

Our veterinarian team implements up-to-date pre-anesthetic and monitoring protocols for every surgical procedure to ensure patient safety. Therefore, every pet needs to undergo a physical examination before their surgery. The physical exam allows us to check for underlying health problems and determine whether further treatment will be necessary. If your pet is a senior or has a history of illness, we will need to do blood work for a more in-depth evaluation.

We take extensive measures to keep your pet safe and comfortable while they are in surgery:

  • • IV catheterization for vascular support via fluids, administration of antibiotics and analgesics
  • • Extensive monitoring by a veterinary technician
  • • Machine monitoring of temperature, ECG and oxygen saturation levels
  • • We use safe, heated pads to keep pets warm

The surgeons at Bellevue Animal Clinic offer an extensive and diverse range of surgical services to pet owners in Opelousas, Carencro, Church Point, Eunice, Port Barre, and Breaux Bridge. Some of the more routine surgeries that we perform are listed below:

GENERAL & SOFT TISSUE

  • • Spaying and neutering
  • • Mass removals
  • • Foreign body removal
  • • Wound closures
  • • Intestinal resection and anastomosis
  • • Splenectomy
  • • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • • Amputation

ORTHOPEDIC

  • • Fracture repair ( pins and wire)
  • • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • • Patellar luxation
  • • Extracapsular technique for Cruciate Rupture

ADVANCED SURGERIES

We can partner with local, board-certified surgeons for more specialized procedures, such as:

  • • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • • Fracture repair (plates and screws)
  • • Gall Bladder Mucocele