Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Vienna
Veterinary Surgical Centers (VSC) is Vienna's metro region's premier small animal veterinary surgical referral practice. A partner of Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, they provide 24-hour care, 7 days a week.
The veterinary surgeons are committed to providing world-class veterinary surgery and physical rehabilitation for all pets in a respectful atmosphere that brings comfort to owners and instills confidence in the referring veterinarian.
Procedures conducted range from minimally invasive surgeries such as fracture repair to orthopedic surgeries for ruptured cruciate ligaments to soft tissue procedures and rehabilitation and pain management.
Veterinary surgeries are performed using the most advanced technology available, with fully-trained support staff available to our surgical patients.
Based on your pet’s problems, VSC's surgical specialists will perform a detailed examination and continually communicate with referring veterinarians. We also offer physical rehabilitation with experienced rehabilitation therapists.
Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons
A veterinary surgeon has undergone four years of additional training after veterinary school to become a certified specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a rigorous three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery in Vienna
VSC is equipped with cutting-edge surgical instrumentation and equipment. Everything we do, every decision we make, is designed to ensure post-operative success for your pet.
- Anesthesia & Pain Management
Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is tailored to his or her specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.
We take extra care to ensure your pet is pain-free during and after surgery often by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia and systemic medications).
- Continuous Patient Monitoring
The surgeons use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals during surgery.
- Sterilization Techniques
All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means the operative suite has positive pressure airflow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.
VSC's surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown).
- Surgical Lasers
In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam can efficiently vaporize living tissue with extreme precision while sealing capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.
The veterinary surgeons use surgical lasers which offer significant benefits to patients including reduced pain, bleeding, swelling and faster recovery.
- Post-Operative Care
Once surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and plan.
Some pets are able to return home the next day while others are required to stay longer. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.
When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.
- Physical Rehabilitation
Physical rehabilitation with experienced rehabilitation therapists is also part of our standard of care, ensuring clients and patients are supported throughout the entire recovery process.
Surgical Procedures Performed by VSC
Veterinary surgeons at VSC perform a range of surgeries to treat and manage medical conditions in pets. These surgical procedures include:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Tracheal, Urethral and Ureteral Stent Placement
- Fracture Repair
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Ruptured Cruciate Ligaments
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Medial Patellar Luxation
- Fracture Repair
- Soft Tissue Procedures
- Laryngeal Paralysis
- Upper Airway Surgeries
- Portosystemic Shunts
- Foreign Bodies
- Hernia Repair
- Severe Burn Management
- Mass/Tumor Removal
- Rehabilitation and Pain Management
- Underwater and Land-Based Treadmill Exercise
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Laser Therapy
- Therapeutic Massage, Stretching and Range of Motion
- Proprioception and Balance Exercise
- Neuromuscular Re-education
- Cold and Heat Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthotics, Prosthetics and Assistance Devices
- Strength and Conditioning