Surgical Services

Here at Mullumbimby Vet Clinic our highly skilled team offer a wide range of surgical services.

These include routine desexing, soft tissue surgeries, orthopaedic surgeries, dental procedures and many more. 

 

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and spinal surgery to name a few. 

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform certain orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:

 

  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair

  • Fracture (broken bone) repair by plating, external fixateurs or intramedulary pinning. 

  • Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, exploratory laparotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups, removal of intestinal foreign bodies - the list is endless!

 

Opthalmaic Surgery

Ophthalmic surgery is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes. For certain breeds, this service also involves the examination and certification of breeding dogs to verify their eyes are in good condition.

Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye). Our veterinarians may also use a special dye called fluorescein (it glows a green/yellow colour under a UV light) to identify damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery

Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

 

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases  

  • Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids

  • Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids

  • Eyelid tumour removal

  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs

  • Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)