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Jane Rickard Surgery
Hills District Vet
Dogtor - Hills District Vet

Our hospital is fully equipped to perform most routine and elective surgeries. We have a modern fully-equipped surgery including all the latest surgical and anaesthetic monitoring equipment. This includes cryosurgery and electrosurgery which you can read about here. We also have a range of anaesthetic options so that each anaesthetic can be tailored to your pet's needs rather than having a 'one size fits all' approach. We often deal with animals that would be considered high-risk such as geriatric and paedeatric patients, exotics, and those with heart disease and seizure disorders - so your pet will be in good hands. If we feel your pet needs specialist care we also have access to the Veterinary Specialists of Sydney who can perform most procedures from our surgery suite. If your pet requires more specialised equipment we can also offer referral to a hospital of your choice. You can have a look at some of the more common surgeries that we perform however this is by no means a comprehensive list - please get in contact if you think your pet may need a surgery not listed below:

  • Desexing (incl. exotics and cryptorchid)

  • Stitch-ups/Wound repairs

  • Dew claw removal

  • Dental extractions

  • Lump removals and biopsy

  • Anal gland ablation

  • BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstruction Airway Syndrome) corrective surgeries such as soft palate and nares resection

  • Opthalmic procedures (e.g. conjunctival flaps, entropian correction, enucleation)

  • Orthopaedics (please see here)

  • Caesarians

  • Amputation

  • Exploratory laparotomy

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