From routine procedures like speys and neuters to those unexpected moments requiring soft tissue surgery, your pet is in good hands at Belmont Vet Centre. 

We have a fully equipped, modern operating suite in our hospital where our expert team carry out major surgical procedures. BVC will ensure your pet receives the highest quality care and yes, plenty of cuddles too! 

Rest easy knowing your furry pals are in the best hands possible and getting the top-quality care they deserve.

Belmont Vet Centre pet surgery

Types of Surgery

  • Male Desexing (Castrations)
  • Female Desexing (Speys)
  • Skin biopsies
  • Surgical tumour and lump removals
  • Abscess surgery
  • Eye and eyelid surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Airway obstruction treatment (including Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) surgery)
  • Abdominal or chest surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • 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.

Pre-Surgery Patient Information

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Prior to Admission

Belmont Vet Centre pet surgery

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 one of the hospital wards with comfortable bedding and calming pheromones, to settle in before their pre-op checks.

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Pre-op Care

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Belmont Vet Centre cat surgery

Post Surgery Review

Often post-operative appointments will be booked at the time of discharge for your pet, this allows us to check in on your pet’s recovery. Generally, in about 10-14 days (depending on the procedure). This appointment is a complimentary post-op check with a nurse.

If you have any further questions or concerns, 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.

Is your pet in need of surgery?

To book an appointment or if you have any questions – please do not hesitate to contact us.