Routine, life-saving, or something in between

We provide both standard and routine vet surgery, as well as more detailed and complex procedures. Our purpose build operating theatre aligns with accreditation standards to provide a quality environment for the best outcomes. Our surgeons regularly expand and update their skills and knowledge to maintain the high standards of surgery and medicine you will come to expect at Pet Society Vet.

Prior to any surgery offered a consultation with the vet is required to examine your pet and review treatment options and discuss expected outcomes. This will include discussing health screening and other pre and post care instructions that are valuable for your pet.

Many routine surgeries are offered at Pet Society Vet such as:

  • Desexing
  • Lump removal
  • Preventative gastropexy
  • Wound repair and care
  • Grass seed removal
  • Cherry Eye surgery
  • Eye enucleation

Pet Society Vet also provides more advanced surgeries and procedures including:

  • Soft Palate and Nares Surgery
  • Corrective eyelid surgeries
  • Episioplasty (Vulvoplasty)
  • Limb amputation
  • Exploratory laparotomy (abdominal surgeries)
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgeries eg bladder stone removal)
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries and foreign body removal or biopsy
  • Preventative gastropexy
  • “Bloat” or Gastrointestinal Dilation Volvulus (GDV) surgery
  • Caesarean
  • Pyometra Surgery
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Chest drain placement
  • Biopsies of abdominal organs including liver, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal system, bladder, pancreas etc.
  • Gall bladder samples – during exploratory surgery

After most surgeries there will be a recovery phase where you will need to care for your pet at home while they heal. This usually involves reduced activities/exercise or confinement, wound monitoring and care, and often administering medication. The best way to help your pet is to be prepared. We do our part to help prepare for the pre- and post-surgery phases with informative handouts, patient discharge consultation and staff support. Not all pets are going to be the best patients at home, and we understand the challenge you can face. The team are here to help and support, so do not hesitate to ask.

While many surgeries performed at Pet Society Vet are day procedures, some surgeries require short-term hospitalisation and veterinary care, which we encourage to be undertaken at one of the local 24 hr vet hospitals. If this is indicated for your pet, our team will discuss all the details and options with you before considering hospitalisation or patient transfers to an external vet hospital.

Orthopaedic surgeries are an area of development for Pet Society Vet. While we grow this service, we offer referral internally or externally to experienced surgeons or specialists, depending on the individual needs of the pet and their human. Through a consultation process with the vet, you will be given the options and information you need to make the best choice, and we will help facilitate the process.