Dierenkliniek Duivendrecht

Surgery

Our operating room is equipped with modern anesthesia equipment. In addition, our vets have experience and we can perform many operations ourselves at the practice.

Before the operations we perform a clinical examination on your animal. It is also examined whether your pet has an increased risk or health problems for anesthesia. In case of doubt, the clinical examination is supplemented with further examination such as blood tests or an ultrasound of the heart. If your animal has an increased risk, we will discuss this with you first.

For senior animals (dogs / cats 7+) we recommend a blood test prior to surgery. It then looks at the functioning of the organs such as the liver and kidneys and the sugar level in the blood. This can be important for the type and amount of anesthesia that can be given. During the operation, we always take into account that no animal is the same, and therefore the operation and recovery do not always proceed in the same way.

For highly specialized operations we work together with the Medical Center for Animals.

 

Tumor surgery

Because our pets are getting older, we encounter more and more tumors in our clinic. The knowledge in the field of cancer is becoming more and more extensive, which means that we can also deal with it better. If you have any doubts about lumps in your pet, you can always visit us by appointment to have it examined by us. Tumors do not necessarily have to be malignant, in order to determine this, additional research is usually required.

For each situation we look at the most suitable method to determine whether the tumor is malignant or not. After making the diagnosis, we can start the treatment. Most of the time, tumors are treated by removing the ‘lump’ or process well. For this your pet will be anesthetized and our vet will sterile cut the tumor with some healthy tissue. We then send the excised tissue to a laboratory, where it is examined whether the entire tumor has been removed. Call or visit us for more information.