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Expert surgical care and advanced anesthetic and monitoring protocols are available for your pet at VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital. Your pet’s safety and comfort are our highest priority and it is the goal of our experienced veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians to make the surgery as safe and stress-free as possible.
Use of the Surgical Laser is routine for all of our soft-tissue surgeries, such as spays, neuters, declaws, tumor or mass removals. The use of the Surgical Laser helps reduce swelling and bruising of tissue during the procedure and promotes rapid healing. There is a decreased risk of infection with laser surgery and your pet experiences less post-operative pain.
In addition to using the Surgical Laser for pain control, our doctors also prescribe pain medication both pre- and post-surgical. To continue this sense of well-being past the surgery room, oral pain medication can be sent home with the surgical patient. We also offer Therapy Laser Sessions for pain control and to promote the healing process.
In addition to soft-tissue surgery, VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital‘s doctors perform orthopedic surgeries, including:
Anterior Cruciate Repairs (ACL) - both standard and Tightrope
Most fracture repairs (depending on location and severity)
We have found our Therapy Laser to be very useful with these particular conditions. In fact, sessions with the Therapy Laser are included with a few of these surgical procedures as standard care.