American Veterinary Clinic

Al Falah Street
Abu Dhabi - UAE, BC PO BOX 31051

(971)665-5044

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Veterinary Surgical Services

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The AVC offers a wide variety of surgical services.  Details of the more common procedures are reviewed here.

 

 

Spaying:

 

Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs/cats to render them infertile.  The surgery is performed using general anesthesia, and involves the removal of the ovaries and the uterus.  Ideally pets should be spayed at the age of 5-6 months, before they experience their first heat cycle.

 

ChemoSome of the benefits of spaying your pet include:

- reduces pet overpopulation

- eliminates the heat cycles of female dogs and cats.

- prevents or decreases the risk of some diseases such as uterine infections and mammary cancer

 

Included in your pet's spay:

- a presurgical assessment by the veterinarian

- a mild sedative and pain killer before surgery

- IV fluids if indicated

- heart rate monitoring throughout the procedure

- a warming device to maintain body temperature throughout the procedure

- a veterinary technician monitoring your pet throughout the day

- post surgical pain relief

- and lots of TLC!

 

Pets are able to go home the same day - and we will give you a phone call the day after surgery to see how your pet is doing!

 

 

 

Neutering/Castration:

 

Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs/cats to render them infertile.  The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and involves the removal of both testicles.  Dogs and cats are usually neutered at the age of 6 months when their organs are more developed and capable of dealing with the anesthetic.

 

Some of the benefits of neutering your pet include:

- reduces pet overpopulation

- can reduce undesirable behaviors such as wandering, fighting, and urinary marking

- prevents diseases such as testicular cancer, and certain other tumors.

 

Included in your pet's neuter:

- a presurgical assessment by the veterinarian

- a mild sedative and pain killer before surgery

- IV fluids if indicated

- heart rate monitoring throughout the procedure

- a warming device to maintain body temperature throughout the procedure

- a veterinary technician monitoring your pet throughout the day

- post surgical pain relief

- and lots of TLC!

 

Pets are able to go home the same day - and we will give you a phone call the day after surgery to see how your pet is doing!

 

 

Dentistry:

 

The AVC is proud to offer dentistry services for your pets. 

 

With the arrival of our new "IM3" state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaler and dental unit, we are more prepared than ever to address the dental needs of our patients!

 

Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3 years!  It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Common signs of oral disease include tartar build-up, red, bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, and changes in eating or chewing habits.

 

A veterinarian should evaluate your pet's dental health at least once a year. We recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulates around a pet's teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss.

 

There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet's dental health. Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet's body. A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case.

 

The AVC carries a variety of products which can be used in combination with a thorough dental cleaning to prevent or delay the build-up of plaque and tartar.

We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home.

 

 

Orthopedic Surgery: 

 

Orthopedic surgery refers to bone surgery.  Conditions requiring orthopedic surgery include - cruciate ligament repair, fractures, intervertebral disc disease, elbow and hip dysplasia.

Occasionally we refer our patients to an orthopaedic surgeon in Dubai for certain complex surgeries.

 

 

Soft tissue surgery:

 

Soft tissue surgery refers to surgeries not associated with bone.  The most common soft tissue surgery performed at our clinic is the removal of masses or lumps.  Early detection, removal. and diagnosis of these masses can ensure the health of your pet.  Other soft tissue surgeries include - laceration repair, exploratory abdominal surgery, bladder stone removal, skin biopsies and removal of intestinal foreign bodies.