Desexing, Tumor Removal & More in Salisbury

A desexing surgery in SalisburySkilled and Compassionate Care When Your Pet Needs it Most

Whether your pet is in for a routine spey or neuter or requires a more complicated surgical procedure, you can have confidence the veterinarians and medical team at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic will work hard to ensure each procedure is completed according to the highest surgical standards and is as stress-free as possible for you and your pet.

Our doctors have experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures, including:

  • Speys and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Trauma surgery

The medical team at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic fully understands the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy. All patients requiring surgery will receive a pre-surgical physical exam, during which your veterinarian is available to address any concerns you may have.

Desexing Your Dog, Cat or Rabbit

All pets should be desexed unless you have put a lot of time and thought into breeding. We desex animals for many reasons. The first and foremost is that there are not enough homes in Australia for all the available pets; this results in about 50 dogs and about 50 cats being put to sleep in Adelaide alone each and every day. Every puppy or kitten that you choose to breed will use up one more home that could have saved a puppy or kitten already alive.

We also desex for behavioural reasons. Un-desexed male dogs are more prone to fight, urinate inappropriately, show aggression and wander. Un-desexed female dogs are more prone to wander and show unusual or out of character aggression when they are in heat. Un-desexed cats are more likely to spray urine, fight and wander. The cost of veterinary care is considerably higher in undesexed animals due to injuries from wandering and fighting.

Lastly, we desex for health reasons such as preventing testicular and prostate problems in males and uterine infections and mammary cancers in females. If you are still unsure about desexing your pet, please refer to the National Desexing Network's website for more information.

Pet AnesthesiaPersonalized Anaesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires a pain management, anaesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anaesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anaesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age are used to create an individualized pre-surgery pain medication and anaesthesia protocol for your pet. Pre-medication helps with relaxation and provides pain relief in advance of surgery.

During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and, if needed, body temperature and oxygen level.

Compassionate Pain Management

We all know pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you share, we practice the most up-to-date and comprehensive pain management protocol. For surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions we use all our available and safe resources, including local anaesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

Post-Op Pet CareAttentive Postoperative Care

Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and cared for by one of our nurses for a safe recovery. As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, you will be provided with detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise after you and your pet return home.

For additional information on our recommended home care protocols, please visit our Additional Resources page or click on the links below.

Home Care After Your Cat's Castration
Home Care After Your Pet's Surgery
Home Care After Your Pet's Anaesthetic
Home Care After Your Rabbit's Surgery
Post-Operative Cruciate Care Instructions
Bandage and Cast Care


If you would like more information about the veterinary surgical services that Para Hills Veterinary Clinic offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment, please call (08) 8258 4838.