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New Orleans Pet Surgery

The doctors and staff at Magazine Street Animal Clinic are among the best trained, skilled and experienced New Orleans veterinary surgeons to be found practicing at any hospital in our area. Not only are they accomplished professionally, but they come to this profession with a deep sense of compassion for all animals.

We understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo pet surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence we have in our abilities and state-of-the-art surgical suite, we know that surgery is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Our personal attention to each patient and client, complemented by our advanced equipment and our experienced and compassionate staff, is what makes our New Orleans pet surgical services unique.

New Orleans pet surgeryThe procedures we perform include, but are not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass and tumor removals
  • Bladder cystotomy
  • Exploratory/Lapanotomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Enterotomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery (ear cropping)
  • Brachycephalic airway disease treatment
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Aural hematoma repair
  • Total ear canal ablation (TECA)
  • Bulla osteotomy
  • Prolapsed third eyelid repair
  • Cryosurgery

Orthopedic Pet Surgery

The procedures we offer include (but are not limited to):

  • FHO (femoral head ostectomy for pain relief)
  • Medial patella luxation repair
  • Ruptured cranial cruciate ligament repair
  • Splinting
  • Fracture Repair
  • Limb amputation
  • Knee Surgery For:
    • Tibial-Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL)
    • Extra Capsular ACL Repair

Anesthesia & Monitoring

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. At Magazine Street Animal Clinic your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.

Prior to surgery, your pet will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pets past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary assistant using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

The safety and comfort of your pet during surgery is one of our highest priorities.

Pet Oncology Care

The diagnosis of cancer is stressful for you, and of course your pet is experiencing a serious health condition. We know the prospect of chemotherapy treatments can be equally difficult.

While the concern for how your pet may tolerate chemotherapy is understandable, many pets respond very well to these medications. While some effects are possible we take every step to prevent or minimize their occurances.

Knowing how anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs work and what to expect from the treatments can help pet owners decide on whether such therapy is appropriate for their pets.

We offer both surgical treatments and chemotherapy options for our patients. If needed, we coordinate our approach with an oncologist.

Pain Management

Pain management is one of our top priorities for your pet. The doctors and staff at Magazine Street Animal Clinic take all necessary steps to relieve any discomfort before, during and after any surgical or dental procedure. What we sometimes forget is that pain has many other detrimental effects on the body.

Pain slows healing, decreases activity, and causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers, and it interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

In order to combat those effects, we use an advanced, multimodal protocol to prevent and treat pain in our patients. Whenever possible, we use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and narcotic pain relievers. We also try to include nondrug methods like exercise, physical therapy and accupunture when appropriate.

We tailor our approach to your pet's specific needs. It's important also to note that patients are fully monitored by a veterinary assistant or registered veterinary technician while they are in our care.

Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the clinic, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise after your pet arrives home. Please don't hesitate to call us if you have a question or concern.