There for You, Whether Simple or Advanced: Veterinary Surgery

Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital provides a variety of surgical treatments. Be it a routine spay or neuter or dental surgery or a more challenging surgery, we are there to help.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Since we are a small animal hospital and our approach is so neighborly, some of our clients are surprised to learn we practice a number of innovations and advanced techniques—and nowhere is this clearer than in the area of veterinary surgery.

We perform a number of laparoscopic surgeries, which aids healing and speeds recovery. Dr. Katuna has expertise in performing gastropexy, used to prevent bloat in dogs. A well-loved dog experienced this life-threatening emergency, which kindled Dr. Katuna’s personal interest. Gastropexy is a surgical operation in which the stomach is sutured to the abdominal wall.

Safe Surgical Procedures

Our veterinarians and technicians will select the safe, most appropriate anesthetic based on your pet’s needs. Diet restrictions before the scheduled surgery will be carefully explained, as well as the surgical procedure itself. Read more about our rigorous standards for anesthesia and pet safety.


Our Surgical Suite

Our operating suite is equipped with monitoring systems to help technicians and doctors monitor and record vital signs from the time your pet is anesthetized until full recovery. The monitoring system includes oxygen saturation, temperature, heart respiration rate and blood pressure measurements.

Post-Surgical Care & Recovery

The post-operative hospitalization will depend on the particular situation. If your pet has to stay at the hospital for an extended period of time, we encourage you to visit during the recovery process—just be sure to schedule your visits in advance. When your pet is discharged, we will provide detailed post-care, at home instructions.

At any time please feel free to call us with questions or concerns.

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