Columbus Pet Surgery

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Whether performing a routine Columbus veterinary surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence that Dr. Riddick and the entire staff at Benning Animal Hospital will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, done with the utmost expertise and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.

At Benning Animal Hospital, we fully understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Additionally, our medical staff is happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

State-Of-The-Art Veterinary Surgery

Benning Animal Hospital's state-of-the-art surgical facility ensures procedures are both as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with our expertise, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

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Soft Tissue Pet Surgery

At Benning Animal Hospital in Columbus, our experienced and compassionate veterinarians are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment that helps us provide the best soft tissue surgery in the Greater Columbus Area. From spays and neuters to biopsies, you can rely on our hospital to provide a range of surgical services within an affordable budget.

Below are a list of some of the soft tissue veterinary surgeries we offer at Benning Animal Hospital:

  • Spays/neuters
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Excisional biopsies
  • C-sections
  • Entropion repair
  • Wound repair and management
  • Amputation
  • Gastrointestinal surgery

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Orthopedic Pet Surgery

From tendons and ligaments all the way down to the bones, our trained veterinarians have decades worth of experience performing orthopedic surgery. Their professionalism and dedication ensures your pet's movement is as fluid and comfortable as possible.

At Benning Animal Hospital, we provide the following orthopedic surgeries:

  • ACL repair for small dogs and cats
  • MPL for small dogs and cats
  • Simple fracture repairs through intramuscular (IM) pinning
  • Mandibular repair

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Pre-Surgery Examination

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen, which, along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.

Safe Anesthesia Protocol

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use a temperature-controlled operating table to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure.

We want to make sure your pet receives the best anesthesia protocol, therefore, our veterinarians perform blood work and an electrocardiogram (EKG) prior to surgery to evaluate your pet's heart activity, helping us determine the best anesthesia protocol possible. During your pet's surgery, our surgical team will monitor blood pressure, oxygen saturation and body temperature to ensure that your pet receives a painless, comfortable procedure.

The full range of anesthesia protocols at Benning Animal Hospital are created based upon assessment of each animal's age, species, breed, risks and the procedure being performed. We treat anesthesia very seriously and focus on monitoring and care throughout the entire course of your pet's surgery.

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Complete Pain Management For Your Pet

At Benning Animal Hospital, pain management is not optional. Every animal having surgery goes home with medication for management for their pain. In many cases, our team of veterinarians and staff will administer therapeutic laser therapy to help manage the pain after surgery.

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Postoperative Care

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. After your pet's surgery is complete, our veterinarians and staff will monitor them in our recovery area. When your pet is discharged, one of our veterinarians will provide you with information on proper home care. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (706) 689-6240 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.

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Treating Your Pet's Cancer

At Benning Animal Hospital we consider many factors in advising the most appropriate course of treatment for your pet's particular case.

The standard treatment for almost all pet cancers at our animal hospital in Columbus is surgical removal of the lump. Our trained veterinarians perform tumor removals and lumpectomies. Benign (non-invasive, non-spreading) cancers in accessible, well-defined area are almost always permanently cured by surgical removal. Surgery is also the best treatment for the majority of malignant cancers that have not yet spread (metastasized). Recovery from most surgery is rapid and post-surgical pain is controllable using appropriate medications. We also prepare and send samples for histopathology, needle aspirates and cytology.

Our hospital does not perform chemotherapy or radiation, however our staff and veterinarians would be glad to discuss options and referrals.

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