veterinary surgery procedureNorthcote Animal Hospital (nOah) has a dedicated surgical theatre fitted out to an exceptional standard with high quality anaesthetic equipment and instrumentation. This allows nOah to perform the vast majority of soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures that your pet may require. Dr Julian and Dr Kristina have over 25 years combined experience performing routine surgeries, therefore you can be assured that your pet is in safe, experienced hands.

Our exceptional facilities allow complicated orthopaedic cases, such as spinal surgery, to be performed by a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. nOah’s veterinarians will assess each case individually; including digital xrays where necessary, and provide the best advice for you and your pet. It stands to reason that the right treatment advice, combined with surgical experience, are needed for a successful outcome.

nOah’s experienced veterinary surgeons and nurses, their focus on modern up to date anaesthetic techniques and pain relief regimes, mean that your pet’s surgery at nOah will be performed in the safest, most comfortable manner possible.

How to prepare your pet for an anaesthetic procedure:

# Please take your dog out for a decent toilet walk, or make sure your cat has access to a litter tray on the morning of the procedure (unless a urine sample is required as per veterinarian instructions)
# You will not be able to bath or get your pet wet for at least 2 weeks post surgery so ensure all bathing is done before the day
# Give any ongoing medications that are due on the morning of the procedure as per normal as long as they can be given safely without food. Alternatively bring them in with you for one of our staff to administer. If you have any concerns, please let the veterinarian know prior
# Most importantly please fast your cat or dog the night prior to the procedure, making sure your pet  has eaten dinner prior to 10pm then taking away any leftovers after this. Water can be left out over night and  taken away  on the morning of the procedure.
For Bunnies, guinea pigs, rats and mice, fasting is not required. Where possible we ask to have some of their food brought in with them so that we can feed immediately post surgery
Desexing

nOah performs desexing for all small animals – dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets. For more information, please visit our desexing section under ‘everyday services’.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery encompasses any procedure that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, exploratory laparotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups, removal of intestinal foreign bodies – the list is endless! Every procedure is performed using the safest anaesthetic regime, intravenous fluids, multi-modal pain relief, dissolvable stitches when necessary, and with attentive veterinary nurses who provide plenty of post-op cuddles whilst closely monitoring temperature and pain levels.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any procedure that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, cruciate ligament repairs, amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases, to name just a few. Every procedure is performed using the safest anaesthetic regime, intravenous fluids, multi-modal pain relief, dissolvable stitches when necessary, and with attentive veterinary nurses who provide plenty of post-op cuddles whilst closely monitoring temperature and pain levels

Eye Surgery

Northcote Animal Hospital (nOah) is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases
  • Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids
  • Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids
  • Eyelid tumour removal
  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs
  • Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)

Our veterinarians can also refer your pet to a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist for specialised procedures such as eye ultrasound, vision testing or cataract removal.