Services Surgery and Procedures

Surgery and Procedures

What surgeries are performed at Amber Vet?

The following are some examples of surgeries we perform:
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and spay
  • Sterilisation (Neuter/castration, spay)
  • Lump/tumour removals
  • General abdominal surgery
  • Wound cleaning and stitch-ups
  • Teeth scaling, polishing and extraction
  • Selected orthopaedic (bone) surgeries
Ophthalmological (eye) surgery with Dr Oliveria, including:
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma treatment and surgery
  • Retinal detachment
  • Corneal and eyelid conditions
Please call us for more information on particular surgeries.

What can I expect during the admission process?

All pets undergoing surgery will receive a thorough pre-surgery check up to fully understand your pet's health and any pre-existing medical conditions. Owners will be talked through the surgical procedure, potential risks/complications as well as post-operative care to expect.

A pre-anesthetic blood test is recommended for all pets prior to anaesthesia or surgery. This assesses liver and kidney function, red blood cell levels and blood clotting function. This allows us to thoroughly assess your pet and provide you the assurance that risks of anaesthesia and surgery are minimised.

Important notes:
  • The admission process is expected to take about one hour.
  • The owner registered in our accounts must be present to sign permission forms. Please call us to make prior arrangements if another representative will be present at admission instead.
  • A deposit of 50% of the estimated cost of the procedure will be collected at admission.

What is done to ensure my pet’s safety and comfort during surgery?

All patients under anaesthesia are closely monitored by a dedicated nursing staff as well as advanced equipment to monitor breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, ECG, body temperature and carbon dioxide levels in the breath. This ensures that your pet remains as safe as possible during the entire surgical procedure.
All pets are closely monitored post-surgery to ensure that the recovery is smooth and that your pet is well enough for discharge.

All pets will receive the necessary pain relief before, during and after surgery to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort from the procedure.
We are equipped with the Covidien ForceTriad electrocautery machine to make precise surgical incisions with less bleeding and also to control bleeding vessels, thus reducing overall blood loss during surgery. This is the same equipment used by human surgeons.

How are risks of post-operative infections minimised?

In order to minimise chances of infection during surgery, our surgery suite is strictly reserved for sterile surgeries only, and strict sterile procedures are followed by all staff at all times, including using sterile gowns, gloves, and surgical instruments. We use high quality, individually wrapped, suture (stitch) material and new needles each time to ensure that surgical wounds heal well without unnecessary discomfort and infection post-surgery.

Pet parents also play an essential part in ensuring the smooth recovery of their pets. Our veterinary team will discuss important home care notes when your pet is discharged