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Providing Spay and Neuter Surgery and More in Lexington, KY

If your pet requires a routine or elective surgical procedure, our doctors and staff at Banks Veterinary Clinic of Beaumont can provide for their needs. Our in-hospital pet surgery suite here in Lexington gives us the ability to perform a wide range of surgeries, from spay and neuter procedures to biopsies, foreign body surgeries, and tumor removals. In addition to our surgical services, our surgery suite possesses advanced monitoring capabilities, so we can keep your pet safe and comfortable during their procedure at all times.

Do you need to schedule a surgery for your pet, or meet with your vet to discuss their post-op care? Call us at (859) 224-2287!

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Our Pet Surgery Safety Protocols

Your pet’s safety is our imperative at Banks Veterinary Clinic of Beaumont. We implement rigorous protocols to decrease potential risks, including:

  • Requiring blood work to assess your pet’s kidney and liver function prior to anesthesia
  • Providing your pet with an IV catheter to administer fluids and medications as needed during their surgery
  • Performing an EKG evaluation of your pet’s heart prior to surgery, and having a board-certified cardiologist interpret the results
  • Having a dedicated team and advanced equipment monitoring your pet’s vital signs throughout the surgery
  • Keeping your pet warm during surgery to prevent their body temperature from dropping
  • Providing attentive post-surgical care and monitoring to ensure that your pet wakes up safely and comfortably

Types of Surgeries We Provide

Our doctors are able to perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries, both routine and emergency. For orthopedics or more complex soft tissue procedures, we can refer your pet to a board-certified surgeon.

  • Spay and neuter
  • Gastropexy
  • Splenectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Surgical biopsy
  • GDV surgery (gastric dilatation-volvulus, or “bloat”)
  • Foreign body removal
  • Tumor/mass removal

Why We Recommend Spay and Neuter Procedures for Dogs and Cats

Spays and neuters are routine surgeries that we recommend for almost every pet. Taking an individualized approach, we evaluate your pet’s breed, lifestyle, health history, and other factors to decide when their spay or neuter surgery should take place.

We recommend these surgeries because they can prevent a variety of serious health problems, including:

  • Ovarian and uterine cancers in females
  • Pyometra, a uterine infection
  • Prostate and testicular cancer in males

Surgery can also limit or prevent many disruptive behaviors caused by hormones, such as roaming, vocalizing, “humping,” and urine spraying.

Tips for Helping Your Pet Recover After Surgery

When your pet is awake and able to return home with you, our team will provide you with detailed instructions for managing their recovery in the following days. Here are some important tips for helping your companion heal fully and return to their normal routine:

  • Limit certain activities as much as possible for the next 7-10 days; this includes running, jumping, and roughhousing.
  • Make sure your pet’s sutures stay clean and dry—no baths or swimming until the sutures are removed.
  • Keep an eye on your pet if you’re worried about them damaging their sutures. You might want to use an e-collar and/or a fitted garment, such as an old shirt, to keep the sutures protected from scratching and licking.

Please contact our clinic at (859) 224-2287 if you have further questions about your pet’s recovery.