Veterinary Surgery and Dentistry at Bulger

This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital

The medical team at Bulger in North Andover recognizes that surgery for your pet can be extremely stressful for you – that’s why our team will take the time necessary to discuss your questions and concerns regarding the veterinary surgical procedures that have been recommended for your pet. Our hospital is well-equipped, and our veterinary team is highly-trained to perform both elective and emergency veterinary surgery, as well as an array of dentistry procedures.

Your pet will be monitored using both modern equipment and experienced human observation throughout the surgery and their recovery. Warm cages, heating pads and human companionship help make your pet comfortable during his or her time at our hospital – which is always one of our top priorities.

If you’ve learned that your pet could benefit from high-quality dentistry care, or one of the many veterinary surgical procedures we offer, please contact us online or call us directly at 978.682.9905.

Types of Veterinary Surgical Services

All of the hospitals in the IVG network currently offer veterinary surgery services, including the team at Bulger Veterinary Hospital in North Andover. If veterinary surgery is new to you and your pet, it’s important to understand that procedures can be elective, or non-elective, just as they are in human medicine. Your veterinarian will work with you to answer your questions about your pet’s upcoming surgery.

Elective: Non-emergency pet surgical procedures, such as spays or neuters, are recommended by our veterinarians to help reduce the risk of future health and lifestyle problems. Such problems may include unwanted pregnancies, gum disease, and even cancer. Elective veterinary surgeries can include:

  • Bladder stone removal
  • Cesarean section
  • Enucleation, or eye removal
  • Feeding tube replacement
  • Limb amputation
  • Perineal urethrostomy (PU), or treatment for a blocked urethra
  • Ventral urethrostomy (VU)
  • Urogenital surgery

Non Elective: These types of veterinary surgeries are critical to the health of your pet, although they may or may not be unscheduled, emergency surgeries. Given otherwise stable conditions, some of the following surgeries can be scheduled in most cases:

  • Cesarean section (when immediate health risks are evident)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Feeding tube replacement (when immediate health risks are evident)
  • Fracture repair
  • Gastric dilatation/volvulus (bloat)
  • Gastric andiIntestinal foreign body removal
  • Intestinal resection/anastomosis
  • Pyometra surgery
  • Splenectomy, or spleen removal
  • Symphyseal fracture repair
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tracheostomy tube placement
  • Wound exploration and repair

Animal Dentistry Services

Your pet’s oral health is as important as your own – more than just bad breath, the inflammation and infection associated with periodontal disease can be a precursor for kidney, heart, and liver problems. Be sure to keep your pet’s teeth clean with regular brushings, once a day or at least twice a week. In addition to performing regular cleanings, our medical staff can also perform extractions and other forms of dental care.

To find out more about our dentistry and veterinary surgery services, contact the team at Bulger Veterinary Hospital today.

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