Surgery

When your pet requires advanced surgery, it’s important to know that Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty has extensive veterinary surgery expertise and state-of-the-art surgical facilities.

Our surgical team is headed by a board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery. In addition to offering conventional “open” surgical procedures, they are skilled in today’s minimally invasive techniques with smaller incisions, less blood loss and faster recovery for your pet.

Contributing to our success is the investment we’ve made in sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology that enables us to provide an accurate diagnosis, extremely precise pre-surgical planning and careful postoperative management.

pet surgery specialist

Brandy Cichocki, DVM, MS
Diplomate ACVS-SA

pet surgery specialist

Lee Wilwerding, DVM

pet surgery

The Surgical Services We Offer

Here at Powers, we offer a full range of surgical services, including:

  • Orthopedic surgery to repair conditions such as fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries, cruciate ligament tears, and hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Soft-tissue surgery on internal organs, skin and muscle
  • Neurosurgery  to treat conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, performed by a board-certified veterinary neurosurgeon
  • Cardiothoracic/cardiopulmonary surgery to treat heart and lung issues
  • Cancer surgery (surgical oncology) to remove malignant and benign tumors
  • Reconstructive surgery to restore form and function after trauma or cancer surgery
  • Emergency and trauma surgery is available 24/7

Your Pet’s Comfort And Safety Are Our Top Priorities

Our animal hospital is designed for your pet’s comfort and safety, with such features as:

  • Modern, fully equipped surgical suites that offer the most advanced surgical and monitoring equipment
  • A state-of-the-art intensive care unit (ICU) should your pet require this level of care after surgery
  • Anesthesia tailored to your pet’s unique needs, with careful monitoring before, during and after surgery
  • Around-the-clock after-care by skilled and caring veterinarians and veterinary technicians
  • Today’s most advanced pain management techniques to keep your pet comfortable throughout the process
a cat that survived pet surgery
a dog being prepped got pet surgery

Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us

We understand that having your pet undergo surgery can be stressful. That’s why:

  • We'll go over the procedure with you in advance so you fully understand what to expect
  • We'll call you with a status report as soon as your pet is out of the operating room and in recovery (or discuss it with you in person if you stayed onsite during the procedure)
  • We’ll also keep your primary care veterinarian informed during your pet's hospitalization and recovery

What To Expect After Surgery

After surgery, we’ll continue to monitor your pet closely to make sure they’re stable and resting comfortably. Some patients will need to stay in our ICU for 24 hours or more post-operatively.

While your pet’s recovery begins here at Powers, you’ll provide a great deal of their after-care at home. Our surgery team will give you detailed instructions at discharge, and we’re always just a phone call away if you have questions.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

If your pet has undergone orthopedic surgery or another procedure for which post-operative rehabilitation would be beneficial, we’ll discuss this with you in advance.

Post-op orthopedic rehab treatment packages, designed especially for your pet’s needs, are available for a discounted rate when purchased at the time of surgery. We also offer aqua therapy (underwater treadmill) as well as acupuncture packages.

Learn more about the benefits of rehabilitation

Contact Powers About Surgery

To make a referral or schedule a consultation with a member of our surgical team, please call us at (719) 473-0482.

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