Pre-Surgery Patient Information

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Prior to Admission

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Admission Appointment

Please bring your pet to the clinic at the admission time given to you at the time of booking. The vet nurse will confirm the procedure with you, go through the ‘Hospital Admission and Consent form’ with you and answer any questions you may have.

We will double check your contact information as it is very important that we are able to contact you throughout the day to discuss your pet. This could be to discuss blood test results, report unexpected findings, get permission to change the treatment plan because of further examination under general anaesthetic (e.g., for dental procedures), and in rare cases, to discuss emergencies.

The admission appointment may take around 10-15 minutes.

Once you leave, your pet will be taken to the hospital. Placed in a room with comfortable bedding.

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Pre-op Care

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Post Surgery Review

Post-operative appointments are an important part of recovery, as this allows us to check on your pet’s progress, check the wound site and ensure everything is healing well. This appointment is a complimentary post-op check with one of our nurses. Generally, we would like to see your pet again in about 10-14 days (depending on the procedure). 

If you have any further questions or concerns prior to this, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 5241 2388.

Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your pet’s comprehensive health care.

Types of Surgery

  • desexing (spay, castration, and vasectomy)
  • Caesarean section (everyone loves babies)
  • biopsy
  • abscess surgery
  • eye and eyelid surgery
  • ear surgery
  • hernia repair
  • airway obstruction treatment (soft palate, larynx)
  • abdominal or chest surgery
  • Surgical tumour removal

Just to name a few!

  • Fractures and ligament repairs both simple and complex.
  • Conventional plates, Linear, and hybrid external fixation
  • Correction of angular limb deformities
  • Cranial Cruciate ligament rupture “ACL.”
  • Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Extracapsular stabilisation (lateral fabella suture or De Angelis repair)
  • Patella luxation
  • Distal femoral wedge ostectomy for distal femoral bowing
  • Femoral head and neck removal
  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis – prevents Hip Dysplasia.

Orthopaedic surgery performed at Belmont Vet Centre is usually either Bone Fractures, or Joint/Ligament Injury surgery and may be as a result of a traumatic accident (fall, hit by car, foot in pothole when running), but could also include correction of congenital and developmental limb deformities or removal of cancers involving bones.

Fracture investigation and repair in animals involves stabilising the patient, diagnosing the extent of the injuries, and fixation of broken bones to allow them to heal. Stabilisation means dealing with any life-threatening problems such as damaged internal organs, and shock. Diagnostic radiographs (X-rays) are taken to determine the extent of and repair type for any fractures. Some repair options are available and are selected depending on the type of fracture, sometimes in combination. They include: splinting, cerclage wiring around the bone, screws, plates, pinning and external skeletal fixation (external frame).

The surgical procedure for other orthopaedic injuries (such as anterior cruciate ligament rupture) is similar, with the diagnosis being made at a consultation. And then confirmed with X-rays and examination under anaesthetic. Repair consists of stabilising the joint if unstable, and removing any torn, or damaged tissue likely to cause future problems.

Have a question about our surgery services?

Please do not hesitate to contact us.