Surgery

Surgery

Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and EDGE Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a wide range of surgical services, including common soft tissue surgeries such as:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Growth removals
  • Foreign body removal
  • Stenotic nares and soft palate repair in brachycephalic dogs
  • Prophylactic stomach tacking in larger dog breeds.

There are surgical aspects to dentistry as well which include periodontal treatments and tooth extractions.

Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. EDGE Animal Hospital’s experienced veterinary anesthesiologists provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort.

Our veterinary team will walk you through the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at (727) 470-6949 to schedule a consultation with your veterinarian.

Declaw Policy

EDGE Animal Hospital considers the declawing of cats to be both inhumane and unethical. This extremely painful amputation severs all or part of the last phalanx in cats’ toes in order to remove the claw to prevent cats’ natural scratching behavior. Behavior issues should be addressed with behavioral and environmental modification as well as education. In fact, peer reviewed journal articles have found that declawed cats are more likely to exhibit behavioral changes including increased biting, inappropriate litter box, aggression, and over-grooming.

As such, our team does not perform this procedure.  If you have behavioral issues you would like to address, please schedule an appointment here to discuss your concerns with a veterinarian. For more information and to learn about safe alternatives, please visit The Paw Project.