No pet owner likes the idea of the furriest member of their family having to undergo surgery, but with the expert care of our team at Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital, there is no need to worry. We aim to make every surgery as stress-free as possible for you and your pet. Below, you’ll find more information on the most common surgical procedures we perform.


Tooth Extractions

Dental decay and damage can pose a serious health threat to animals. Infected teeth may need to be extracted in order to minimise risk to surrounding healthy teeth and tissue. This is a very common animal surgery which utilises general anaesthesia to maximise the comfort of your pet.

In order to prevent your pet from needing a tooth extraction, it’s important to care for their oral health by brushing their teeth once a week or using a shop-bought teeth cleaning treat. At Port Kennedy Vets, we have a dedicated dental suite for performing regular cleaning, minor procedures and dental surgeries.



This is the most common type of pet surgery and it is a highly recommended preventative measure. Desexing offers many benefits to your pet as well as the family. For example, a de-sexed animal has a lower risk of developing reproductive cancers and enjoy an increased life expectancy overall. A neutered animal will generally experience less anxiety and aggressive behaviour, and is less likely to bite or get involved in fights. The overall result is a more affectionate, relaxed companion for you and your family. Find out more about the benefits of desexing your pet, preparing for the procedure and caring for them afterwards.


Skin Surgeries

Many pets need to have skin lumps or other masses operated on. Both benign and malignant tumours are removed for safety, and biopsies can be carried out afterwards. Other skin surgeries include operating on abscesses to enable proper healing and suturing wounds.



As much as we may try to protect them, our pets often suffer injuries. Injuries from fights such as bites and open wounds may need surgery to prevent infection. Broken bones sometimes need resetting or the insertion of metal plates to regain strength, and torn ligaments can be repaired. In these instances, it is best to get your pet to the veterinary clinic as soon as possible to minimise blood loss, infection or further damage.

If you’d like to arrange desexing or another surgery for your pet, call Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital now on 08 9524 6644 or visit our contact page for more ways to get in touch.

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