Surgery

At Dwight Veterinary Clinic, we are experienced in general and specialized surgical procedures. Our medical team will closely monitor anesthesia and cardiovascular functioning from pre-surgical procedure until your pet is alert in recovery. To ensure your pet’s safety, we perform an exam and pre- surgical bloodwork to determine if your pet can handle anesthesia and surgery.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is an advanced technique that is effective in the treatment of skin conditions, arthritis, soft-tissue surgery, post-surgical pain, mouth and ear infections, and much more. Therapeutic effects are produced by using specific wavelengths of light to promote accelerated healing and increased circulation with less pain and swelling. The process is completely safe, painless, and does not require anesthesia.

Laser therapy is powerful in the treatment of:

  • Post-surgical pain
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strain
  • Puncture wounds
  • Post-traumatic injury
  • Neck and back pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Burns
  • Chronic wounds
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-orthopedic surgical recovery

Spay-Neuter

Spay-neuter is a minor and safe procedure that benefits both you and your pet. At Dwight Veterinary Clinic, we believe each animal is an individual deserving of a unique, clinical decision. We consider factors such as age, size, breed, and lifestyle.

This procedure promotes a longer and healthier life. Meanwhile, you will experience far less challenges associated with natural sexual instinct, unwanted pregnancy, and heat periods. The veterinarians at Skinner Animal Clinic are experts in spay-neuter procedure and ensure a safe and comfortable procedure from beginning to end.

Spaying: surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminates messy, problematic bleeding and heat cycles
  • Decreases the urge to roam
  • Eliminates mammary problems and uterine complications such as cancer, pyometra, and infection.
  • Decreases aggressive behaviors
  • Spaying lessens mood changes
  • Better companion for you and your family

Neutering: surgical removal of the testicles

  • Decreases aggressive behaviors
  • Avoids issues such as testicular cancer and an enlarged prostate, which can be fatal and uncomfortable
  • Decreases the urge to roam
  • Encourages longevity
  • Better companion for you and your family

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Our facility is home to advanced oral surgical equipment and technology to ensure a safe and successful dental procedure. If your pet is suffering from painful dental conditions and other treatments have proven unsuccessful, we can perform oral surgery to relieve pain. Our medical team is trained in oral procedures such as broken teeth, infections, and extractions, as well as oral tumors.

Soft-Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery generally involves procedures that fall outside of bone and joint concerns. For instance, cardiovascular, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, reconstructive, and oncological procedures.


If you observe the following symptoms, call or visit us right away!

  • Abnormal lumps and bumps
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Trouble urinating
  • Painful ears
  • Shaking the head

We commonly perform:

  • Mass Removal
  • Urinary Tract Surgery- Removal of bladder stones and infections
  • Wound Reconstruction- Reconstruction and treatment of trauma and lacerations
  • Basic Abdominal- Spay and Neuter

Tumor & Growth Removal

Lumps and bumps are common in older pets, but can appear at any age. Motion may be restricted depending upon the location of the growth. If it continues to grow, removal becomes increasingly more difficult, especially in areas such as the throat or limbs. If you find a lump or bump on your pet that is rapidly growing or changing, let us know immediately.

Growths can be malignant or benign. For your pet’s safety, we always recommend surgical removal to prevent the mass from growing or spreading to other areas of the body.

Hernia Repair

Hernia repair is a very minor procedure, especially when addressed early. If a hernia is discovered, we strongly recommend surgical treatment to prevent enlargement and subsequent complications. Weight gain, exercise, pregnancy, and trauma commonly cause a hernia to become enlarged. If an enlarged hernia is discovered, your pet needs immediate medical attention to protect your pet from infection, resection of dead tissues, strangulation, and possibly death.

Foreign Body Removal

It is not uncommon for pets to consume everyday objects that are not digestible—socks, balls, chew toys, hair ties, rocks and gravel, string, sticks, pantyhose, and underwear. While some objects will pass through the stomach and GI tract fairly easily, others become stuck and may lead to dangerous and life-threatening concerns. The size of your pet and foreign object largely determines the chances for a safe passing. Signs of a GI tract obstruction include: loss of appetite, dehydration, vomiting, inactivity, painful abdomen, weakness, abnormal stools (diarrhea, constipation, blood, odd color), and pale gums.

Call us immediately if you think your pet has consumed a foreign object. As soon as you come to the clinic, we will take x-rays to locate the object and determine options for removal. Depending on your particular situation, vomiting may be induced. In most cases, surgery is needed.