Pet Surgery

For many pets, surgery is inevitable. For most, it will be a routine spay/neuter procedure. The veterinary surgeons here at Mille Lacs Veterinary Group are skilled at performing a wide range of soft tissue surgeries, many of which we perform with a CO2 laser. Laser surgery provides a number of benefits for your pets. In addition to soft tissue surgeries, we have board-certified surgeons who come to our Milaca location for orthopedic surgeries.

We know that even for a preventive procedure, having your pet undergo surgery is a scary time, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. The surgical suites at our Foley, Milaca, and Becker locations are equipped with advanced technology to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort. We utilize isoflurane gas anesthesia, and we monitor every patient’s vital signs before, during, and after every surgery we perform. What’s more is we employ only Certified Veterinary Technicians to assist our doctors, which means our staff has a higher level of training than you can find at many other practices.

Pet Surgery: Pug wearing a cone

Soft Tissue Surgeries/Laser Surgery

Soft tissue surgery is a type of pet surgery that does not involve any bones. The following is a list of some of the most common soft tissue surgeries we perform at Mille Lacs Veterinary Group:

  • Spaying/neutering
  • Biopsy
  • Foreign body removal
  • Wound treatment
  • Tumor removal
  • …and more!

At our Milaca location, we offer laser surgery as an alternative option to a traditional scalpel for many soft tissue procedures (spays, neuters, etc.). The laser “cuts” the tissue by vaporizing the cells. With laser surgery, your pet experiences a reduction in pain, blood loss, and the risk of infection.

Orthopedic Pet Surgery

Orthopedic surgeries are surgeries that involve bone. Our visiting board-certified surgeons perform several orthopedic procedures to treat various conditions, including:

  • Fractures
  • ACL tears (with TPLO)
  • Medial patella luxation
  • Elbow disorders

Regardless of what type of surgery is needed, your pet will be in good hands with our team. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a procedure, or if you have any questions about our pet surgery services.

Pet Surgery: Veterinarian performing surgery