Pet Surgery

For many pets, surgery is inevitable, even if it’s just 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. We also have board-certified surgeons who can come to our clinic for orthopedic surgeries. We’re proud to offer laser surgery at our Milaca location for many of soft tissue surgeries, which provides a number of benefits for pets.

We know that even for a preventive procedure, having your pet undergo surgery can be 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 surgical procedure we perform. We employ only Certified Veterinary Technicians to assist our doctors, which means our staff has a higher level of training than would be found at some 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 for many soft tissue procedures (spays, neuters, etc.), as opposed to using traditional stainless steel scalpels. The laser essentially “cuts” the tissue by vaporizing the cells. With laser surgery, pain can be decreased, blood loss can be reduced, and the risk of infection can also be reduced.

Orthopedic Pet Surgery

Orthopedic surgeries are, of course, surgeries that DO involve bone. Our visiting board-certified surgeons can 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 services.

Pet Surgery: Veterinarian performing surgery