Hammett Street offers a range of both routine and advance surgeries. Our Veterinarians and Surgical Vet Nurses are in "continual education", meaning they attend conferences and courses to always keep up to date with the latest surgical and medical advances.
We can provide modern and affordable surgeries in the following fields:
- Desexing - Desexing or neutering your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. In male pets it is commonly referred to as "castration", and in female pets as "spaying". This is the most frequent surgery performed by our vets, and generally your pet is home by the evening of surgery. The most optimal time to desex your pet is at six months of age (prior to sexual maturity), however they are never too old to be desexed.
- Dental - This can be as simple as a professional dental clean (scale and polish) or more advanced, where teeth need to be extracted.
- Bones - Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as cranial cruciate ligament repair, patella (knee cap) repositioning, hip joint surgeries, fracture (broken bone) repair through bone pinning or plating, amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases.
- Lump removal - A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a pathology examination prior to or after removal to ascertain whether they are cancerous or not.
- Eyes - Ophthalmic surgery is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal's eyes. Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery. Our practice is fully equipped to offer enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma, severe trauma or cancer cases, entropion surgery to prevent eye damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids, ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids, eyelid tumour removal and cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs.
If you have ever had to drop off your pet for surgery before, you will know how hard it is to say goodbye and leave hoping everything will go okay. We completely understand your fears and worries and we are happy to sit down with you to explain your pet's surgical needs in more detail should your furry friend need any of these procedures.