Vet Surgery

vet surgeryOur experienced Veterinarians are able to perform a full range of routine and complex soft tissue and orthopaedic vet surgery procedures.

Patients requiring very complex procedures may specifically be seen by Dr Abbie Tipler – our brilliant Veterinary Surgical Director.

Our anaesthetics are closely monitored by our qualified and experienced Veterinary Nurses, who undertake special training in this area. We use human grade anaesthetic agents and possess the latest medical equipment to ensure any procedure undertaken is as safe as possible for your pet.

We can perform:

  • Preventative surgery – surgery performed with the aim to prevent certain conditions from occurring (such as brachycephalic airway surgery in pugs and bulldogs or JPS to prevent hip dysplasia).
  • Curative surgery – surgery to correct certain conditions (such as a cruciate ligament or fracture repairs).
  • Diagnostic surgery – such as explorative procedures or taking biopsy samples.
  • Palliative surgery – surgery performed with the aim to make an animal more comfortable for as long as possible (such as reducing the size of a tumour).

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our experienced Veterinarians are highly competent in performing procedures including:

  • Desexing (spey and castration)
  • Caesarean Section
  • Lumpectomy (lump removal)
  • Abscess Surgery
  • Eye and Eyelid Surgery (including corneal ulcer care, entropion, ectropion, enucleation, tear duct patency checks, eyelid tumour removal)
  • Aural Haematoma and  & Ear Reconstruction Surgery (TECA)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Airway Obstruction Surgery for brachycephalic breeds (including nasal widening, soft palate resection, laryngeal paralysis support surgery)
  • Abdominal Surgery (including bowel obstruction, bowel resection, splenectomy, ureter surgery, kidney removal, liver biopsy and gastropexy)
  • Chest Surgery (including diaphragmatic hernia repair, lung lobectomy, and chest tube placement)
  • Bladder Surgery (including urolith removal)
  • Tumor Excision

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery involves the treatment and prevention of disorders and diseases within the musculoskeletal system which includes bones, joints, and ligaments. We can perform a range of procedures in this field including:

  • Cruciate ligament rupture repair (De Angelis and TTA methods)
  • Meniscal surgery
  • Patella luxation repair (tibial crest transposition, cartilage sparing groove deepening, lateral retinacular tightening)
  • Bone fracture repair (using pins, wires, plates, screws and external fixators)
  • Amputation
  • Dew claw removal (bone attached)
  • JPS (Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis)
  • FHO (Femoral head osteotomy)
  • Hip toggle/rod combination stabilisation

We invite you to visit our facilities and discuss your pet’s case with our senior Veterinarians and provide estimates of surgical costs.

Should the need for referral arise, we maintain excellent relationships with board certified specialists and are able to arrange an appointment for you if necessary. To find out how we can help your pet today, please contact our friendly team on T: (07) 3288 1574 or email us at: reception@gsvets.com.au.

 

Dentistry

Greater Springfield Veterinary staff take dental health seriously.

Receive $200 off your pet’s next dental procedure by signing up to our Springfield Pet Club!!

When your pet is booked for a dental procedure, it will undergo a general anaesthetic to have the oral cavity investigated and each tooth individually assessed. This is carried out through gingival depth probing (to check gum health), a thorough visual inspection to look for any abnormalities and an assessment of surface tartar buildup. A series of dental radiographs will be taken if it is suspected your pet requires any tooth extractions.

A thorough clean of your pet’s teeth will be completed with an ultrasonic scaler, followed by a polish with a rotating prophy head and pet-friendly toothpaste.

Local anaesthetic nerve block injections are always administered prior to any tooth extraction to ensure patient comfort. Extra, longer acting pain relief is also given if extractions are necessary.

Our patients are sent home with a full report of their dental procedure, including a before and after photograph, and a comprehensive chart showing whether any abnormalities (such as missing teeth) were detected, or which teeth (if any) were extracted. We will ensure you receive a thorough discharge appointment with one of our experienced nurses upon collection of your pet, as well as extensive after-care notes to ensure you are comfortable looking after your fur baby once they are back at home with you.

If any tooth extractions were necessary, our veterinarians will provide a complimentary check up 7 days post-operatively, to ensure adequate healing has occurred.

Our experienced, Senior Veterinary Nurses are able to perform dental checks – free of charge! These can be performed as often as you like, with most of our patients being checked at least every 6 months.

Book now on T: (07) 3288 1574 for your pet’s free nurse dental check!