Surgical

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Indianapolis Veterinary Surgical Services

Our Greenwood and Southside Indianapolis veterinarians and staff offer a wide range of surgical services.  We are able to provide current anesthetic protocols, including the use of gas anesthesia such as isoflurane and sevoflurane.

Surgery, whether it be routine or a special procedure, is always approached in the safest way possible for your pet.  Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform pre-anesthetic blood screens and pre-anesthetic EKG tests just prior to your pet’s surgery.  This gives your veterinarian the most up-to-date overall picture of your pets health and any special conditions that would need to be monitored, or make it potentially unsafe to perform surgery.

During your pet’s surgery, the doctors and staff closely monitor the animal’s pulse, heart rate, and other vitals.

Since pets tend to recover from surgery more quickly in their own homes, most surgical procedures and recovery times are completed so that the animal may leave the same day.

Routine Surgery

  • Spay
    • Complete ovariohysterectomy
    • Recommended on all female dogs and cats over 6 months that are not going to be used for breeding
    • Spaying before the first heat cycle greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer later in life
    • Eliminates the risk of uterine and/or ovarian cancer
  • Neuter
    • Orchidectomy
    • Recommended on all male dogs and cats over 6 months that are not going to be used for breeding
    • Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer
    • Typically reduces behaviors such as roaming, fighting, or territorial marking
  • Declawing (front and/ or rear)
    • Can be done as early as 3 months of age or 3 pounds
    • Kittens and cats only
  • Puppy tail docking and dewclaw removal
    • These procedures are generally done when pups are between 3 and 5 days of age
    • Removing the dewclaws and/or tails at this age is much easier on the pet
    • Certain breeds, such as Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Schnauzers, Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and German Shorthair Pointers have their tails docked to meet breed standards.  If this procedure is done after the recommended age, it is considered an amputation and will require general anesthetic

 

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Academy Animal
510 S. State Rd. 135
Greenwood, IN 46142

Phone: 317-881-3125

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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