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Animal Routine Surgery

At Northern Suburbs Veterinary Clinics, we perform animal routine surgery that helps to prevent the onset of injury or disease from plaguing your cherished pets. In addition to its preventative characteristics, routine surgery can also help to fix particular conditions or problems that your pet might encounter or experience.

We perform and can arrange for numerous surgical procedures in-house, such as routine desexing for dogs, cats and pocket pets, plus an array of more involved soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. This includes (but is not limited to) complex removal and investigation of masses (lumps), surgery of the eye, bladder, intestinal obstruction, bone fractures, patella and cruciate surgery.


The vast majority of our surgeries are day procedures. An overnight fasting at home, plus an early admission to our clinic on the day of the surgery ensures reduced stress and anxiety for your pet, as he/she is only away from home for a short time. All procedures performed under sedation or general anaesthesia are closely monitored by a qualified veterinary nurse using appropriate monitoring equipment. We use anaesthetic machines and agents in accordance with today’s best practice.

Common routine surgical procedures include:

  • Desexing
  • Dental work
  • Lump removals
  • Exploratory laparotomies (abdominal surgery)
  • Soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery (including cruciate and patella surgery)

These animal routine surgery procedures can be performed on cats, dogs and other small animals. If you need to book your beloved pet in for routine surgery, book in for a consultation at either our Watsonia or Meadow Heights clinic.

Why choose our pet-obsessed service?

There are numerous reasons why you should choose Northern Suburbs Veterinary Clinics when your precious pet needs routine animal surgery:

  • We offer on-site radiology services so your pet doesn’t need to be taken to one location for an x-ray, then another for surgery
  • Our staff, from the veterinary surgeons to the support team, are highly experienced, but also warm and friendly
  • We’re committed to creating an environment where both you and your pets feel comfortable and at ease
  • Our convenient after-hours service makes life a little easier for pet owners who can’t get to us within normal business hours

If you’d like to discuss your animal routine surgery needs for your beloved pet, contact Northern Suburbs Veterinary Clinics to arrange an appointment.