Surgery

Surgery

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, Cross Timbers Veterinary Center & Boarding Facility is pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients in McKinney, TX, and surrounding areas. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

Castration/Neutering
We recommend this surgical procedure in every canine and feline patient over the age of 6 months. Castration is the process of surgically removing both testicles on an intact male dog/cat under general anesthesia. This procedure has many health benefits and prevents unwanted reproduction. Rarely pets can have an undescended testicle(s) (cryptorchidism), which requires us to search the abdominal area for the retained testis. Please ask our staff for any additional questions.

Ovariohysterectomy/Spaying
We recommend this surgical procedure in every canine and feline patient over the age of 6 months. Ovariohysterectomy is the process of surgically removing the ovaries and the uterus of an intact female dog/cat under general anesthesia. This procedure has many health benefits and prevents unwanted reproduction. Please ask our staff for any additional questions.

Dental Prophylaxis/ Cleaning & Polishing
Dental disease is the leading disease found in dogs and cats. A routine dental prophylaxis procedure includes a complete intraoral examination, identification and staging of any dental or gingival disease, by measuring for any pockets around the base of all teeth, and a thorough ultrasonic scaling and polishing of all visible surfaces of your pets teeth. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Please ask our staff for any additional questions.

Onychectomy/Declawing
This is a procedure in which the very last bone of the toe(phalanx), which grows the toenail is amputated. This is usually performed in feline patients at a young age. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. We do not recommend declawing of the rear feet. Please ask our staff for any additional questions.

Mass Excision
A mass excision procedure is when a mass is surgically removed from your pet’s body under general or local anesthesia. Some masses are located outside the body, while others are within. We always recommend sending the excised mass to our reference laboratory for accurate identification of the composition of the mass.  Please ask our staff for any additional questions.

Cystotomy/Urinary Bladder Surgery
This procedure is routinely performed under general anesthesia to remove urinary bladder stones or masses from pets with radiographic or ultrasonic evidence and clinical signs.  Please ask our staff for any additional questions.

Gastropexy/Stomach Tacking
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia to treat or prevent the occurrence of “stomach twisting” in large, deep chested dogs. It can be an elective procedure added onto a spay  in dogs with high risk. Please ask our doctors if your pet may be at a high risk.

Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery incorporates a wide array of procedures. These surgeries include any surgical procedure from the stomach to the rectum. These procedures are performed to remove foreign bodies, masses, treat traumatic injuries, take biopsies, etc. Please ask our doctors for any additional questions.