Terry Animal Hospital
Pet Surgical Services
Terry Animal Hospital strives to provide our patients with the best veterinary surgical services available. Our highly skilled and well-trained team of veterinary professionals use up-to-date surgical and anesthesia equipment and techniques to deliver safe and efficient surgery.
We offer both routine and emergency surgical procedures. Our staff is experienced to provide the best care before, during and after the procedure. Pre-surgical tests, monitoring, and pain medication are offered to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery.
Our surgical procedures include routine surgeries, such as spaying and neutering, and more complex soft tissue and orthopedic procedures by surgical specialists.
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Spays & Neuters
Pets that have been spayed or neutered tend to live healthier and longer lives!
The veterinary staff at Terry Animal Hospital will urge you to have your pets spayed or neutered, as we believe these procedures to have a positive effect on your pets health and well being.
Spaying or neutering your pet can greatly reduce the following common health and behavior problems.
Common Health Problems Reduced by Spaying & Neutering Your Pets
Even the most attentive dog or cat parent can’t always prevent unwanted litters. These unwanted puppies and kittens overpopulate local shelters.
By having your pet spayed prior to her first heat cycle we can greatly reduce the incidence of mammary tumors forming.
The risk of Testicular cancer in your male pet is eliminated by having him neutered.
Pyometra, is a potentially life-threatening uterine infection which can be very costly to treat. This painful infection is 100% preventable by having your female pet spayed.
Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate which causes malignant or benign swelling. The risk of this condition can be greatly reduced with early neutering.
Common Behavior Problems Reduced by Spaying & Neutering
- Roaming Tendencies
- Spraying/Marking Territory
- Prevention of females going into heat
- Males mounting objects, guests, other animals
Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
- Aural Hematoma
- Cesarean Section
- Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
- Enterotomy (intestinal surgery)
- Entropion (eyelid repair)
- Enucleation (eye removal)
- Foreign Body Removal
A full physical exam are always conducted prior to a pet’s surgery.
As soon as your pet’s procedure is complete, we’ll contact you to discuss how the procedure went and what you’ll be able to expect as your pet recovers.
Terry Animal Hospital cares about your pet’s well-being and will work to keep them as comfortable as possible throughout their surgical procedure as well as during the recovery phase. We will prescribe pain medication to ensure a restful recuperation at home.
- Gastric Dilation with Volvulus (GDV)
- Hernia Repair
- Laceration Repair
- Mass / Tumor Removal
- Femoral Head & Neck Ostectomy
- And other general surgeries as needed
Terry Animal Hospital offers Dental Surgery Procedures in addition to our other full dental care services. We are able to perform tooth extractions as well as deep teeth and gum cleaning.
“I have been a Customer of Terry Animal Hospital with our different Dogs for the last 24 Years. This is a solid Outfit, the Docs are of high Quality and the Staff extremely helpful and very compassionate when ‘Things’ don’t go all that well (such as taking down Your Dog!!). They impress me as being somewhat ‘pricy’, but the Service, Quickness of urgent Appointments and great Follow-Ups compensated for this!! Highly recommended!!”
“Dr. Julie Mattson does an amazing job with our dog Zhora! I wouldn’t trust anyone else. She helps me with all of my crazy new puppy questions and always offers the best advice! The office staff is super sweet and gives me reminders when it’s time for Zhora to go in for shots. Feel so lucky to have a Veterinarian I can trust with my fur baby!!”
“Terry Animal Hospital and its staff has been a source of comfort and care during the 7 1/2 years that we have been going there. We’ve seen many of the Vets and have found them each to be kind, thoughtful and competent. When we had to put our first pug down, they could not have been more understanding or more nurturing. With pug #2, they are showing the same loving care as we have come to expect from them. I would recommend Terry Animal Hospital in Wilmette to anyone.”