Lacey, Washington


Veterinary Surgery in Lacey, WA

At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, we understand that taking your pet in for surgery can be quite an emotional experience. We'd like to reassure you that your furry friend is in trustworthy, compassionate hands. Our team utilizes the latest technology and techniques to provide the safest, most comfortable surgical experience possible. You can always count on us for outstanding, gentle care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Pet Surgeries Offered by Rainier West Veterinary Hospital

Here's a look at some of the surgical procedures we offer at our state-of-the-art facility: 

Spaying and Neutering: These surgical procedures can significantly reduce or even eliminate the risk of serious health concerns, including reproductive cancers, prostate issues, and life-threatening infections of the uterus. Spaying and neutering also help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy cats and dogs being euthanized each year. 

Mass Removals: Animals often develop lumps and bumps on or beneath the skin. While some of these masses are benign, we may recommend surgically removing them and submitting them to a diagnostic lab for evaluation. If you notice a new bump or lump anywhere on your pet's body, make sure you contact us to have it examined. 

Wound and Laceration Repair: Pet owners need to keep in mind that wounds bigger than small cuts may be worse than they look, so it's always safer to get them checked. Superficial wounds are typically repaired under local anesthetics. Deep lacerations may involve thorough cleaning and exploration, requiring general anesthesia for your pet's safety and comfort. It's critical to seek prompt treatment for wounds and lacerations to prevent infections and complications. 

Cystotomies: A cystotomy is a surgical procedure to remove stones within the urinary bladder. It involves making an incision into the abdomen, evaluating the urinary bladder, making a small incision into the bladder to remove all of the stones, and thoroughly flushing the bladder and urethra. Once the surgery is complete, we'll take an x-ray of the abdomen to ensure all of the stones are gone. 

Intestinal Foreign Body Removal: You'd be amazed at what dogs and cats will eat, from your favorite socks to corn cobs, tennis balls, rocks, and wine corks, you name it. When this happens, food and liquid can't move around the obstruction, often leading to compromised blood flow. An emergency intestinal foreign body removal is a potentially life-saving procedure, which involves making an incision in the intestines to access and remove the object. Occasionally, when the intestines are severely damaged, a portion of the intestines may need to be removed.

Post-Operative Care

Once your furry friend is out of surgery, it's normal to be groggy and slow for a day or two. Make sure you follow the care instructions we provide to ensure your pet heals and recovers as quickly as possible. You'll need to provide a comfortable place to rest, have your pet wear a plastic collar, and minimize activity after the procedure. If your pet seems in distress or if you have any concerns, make sure to let us know.

Veterinary Surgery Near Me in Lacey, WA

At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s comfort and wellbeing are always our top priorities. Our dedicated team will carefully monitor your furry friend throughout any surgical procedure to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes. We invite you to call our office to schedule your pet's appointment or request one online today!