Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

What surgeries are performed at Amber Vet?

Examples of surgeries we perform:
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and spay (Learn more)
  • Dental surgery (Learn more)
  • Orthopaedic (bone) surgery, e.g. for patella luxation, hip luxation (FHO- femoral head ostectomy), fracture repair
  • Ophthalmological (eye) surgery (Learn more)
  • Lump/tumour removals
  • General abdominal surgery
  • Sterilisation (Neuter/castration, spay)
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 guided through the surgical procedure, potential risks/complications as well as post-operative care to expect.

A pre-anaesthetic 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?

When monitored intensively, the risk of general anaesthesia is generally very minimal in both young and old pets without severe organ dysfunction. All our 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 procedure.

We are equipped with the Covidien ForceTriad ™, a human-grade electrocautery/ blood vessel sealing machine that makes precise surgical incisions with less bleeding and seals blood vessels, thus minimising overall blood loss and surgical time, especially useful in surgeries such as large tumour removal, splenectomy and laparoscopic spay.