Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Brown and Surgical Technician Hilaree Fuchs performing a TPLO on a dog at the Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings

Many pets will have to undergo surgery at some point in their lives. As a pet owner, you want your companion to receive the best possible surgical care in a state-of-the-art, safe and comfortable environment. Our veterinarians and technicians understand these concerns and we understand how stressful a major surgical procedure can be for both the animal and owner.

The Animal Clinic of Billings veterinary team of surgery technicians, Heidi, Hilaree Fuchs, Mandy Smith, Angie Wolf, and Kristin Jones.

Our caring team of veterinarians and technicians treats every patient with the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process. Using advanced technology, your pet’s vital signs are monitored by our well trained veterinary technicians, who will remain with your pet through recovery.

Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic Surgery Room

Our facility features a modern surgical suite, where we perform surgeries with the safety and comfort of our patients in mind. We use cutting-edge instruments and technology, including anesthetic monitoring equipment and body temperature regulation during surgery at all times. Our doctors have years of experience in advanced veterinary surgery procedures and offer their expertise with both precision and compassion.

Billings veterinarian Dr. Felchle performing a spay surgery on a cat, Animal clinic of Billings

At the Animal Surgery clinic of Billings, we pride ourselves on making every procedure as safe as possible, using our state of the art monitoring equipment and the combined years of experience of our doctors and technicians. The safety and comfort of your pet are of first and foremost concern during anesthesia and surgery. Pre-anesthetic lab tests and consultation prior to a surgical appointment, are important for risk assessment and for the purpose of educating pet owners about expected outcome from surgical procedures, recovery period, and aftercare. Every surgical patient that is admitted to our hospital receives a complete physical exam by a veterinarian and has a complete blood panel evaluated to ensure that they are safe candidates for anesthesia. Surgical patients also receive intravenous fluids throughout the anesthetic event to maintain adequate hydration and blood pressure. This individualized one-on-one care is what we would want for our own pets so it’s what we want for yours too.

Billings veterinarian and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brown fixing a torn ACL, Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings

ABOUT YOUR Dog or cat’s SURGERY

The Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings offers a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Soft tissue surgery procedures include surgery on skin and muscle or internal organs. Orthopedic procedures are those focused on bones and joints.

The Animal Clinic of Billings veterinarians. Dr. Massic, Dr. Felchle, Dr. Sherburne, Dr. Youngstrom and Dr. Brown

At the Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings, our veterinarians and veterinary surgeons are highly experienced in both routine and advanced surgical procedures and we take every precaution for your pet’s health, safety, and comfort.

After performing a complete examination and reviewing your pet’s medical state, we will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and put together a plan that suits the needs of both you and your pet.

If surgery is recommended, you can feel comfortable knowing that our doctors will provide appropriate pain relief so that pain is identified and treated if present. Visual assessment and recording of vital signs is done by one of our trained veterinary surgical technicians. A technician is present during the entire surgery and recovery process to maintain the safety and comfort of your pet. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet’s care.

We will address any questions and concerns that you may have prior to your pet’s surgery. We keep our patients’ safety at the forefront during surgery, and we perform a pre-anesthetic physical exam and recommend blood work before every procedure. This allows us to determine if there are any underlying health issues that need to be addressed before administering anesthesia. Once your pet has been cleared for surgery, we proceed with the following preparations and surgery.

  1. IV catheter is placed for fluids, anti-pain medication, antibiotic, and anesthetic administration
  2. Monitoring equipment is connected to monitor vital signs throughout the procedure, such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen levels, and body temperature
  3. Depending on the procedure, your pet may be intubated to protect his/her airway and to administer an inhalant anesthetic
  4. Incision site is sterilized and shaved
  5. Surgery is performed
  6. Anesthesia is reduced upon completion of surgery
  7. Pet is moved to recovery area
Dr. Sherburne and Veterinary Surgical Technician Hilaree Fuchs, Animal Surgery Hospital, Billings MT

While your pet is recovering, we will contact you with a status update and let you know when he/she will be ready to go home. You will receive detailed discharge instructions for at-home care upon your arrival as well as any aftercare instructions, follow up recommendations, necessary medications to be administered at home, and we’ll answer any additional questions you may have.

We will also address the typical post-surgical behaviors so you will know what to expect when your pet is recovering at home. Please feel free to ask any questions you have at this time.

You may also call us any time during our regular business hours if you have any further questions about your dog or cat’s post-surgery recovery. 406-252-9499

COMMON SOFT TISSUE AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES WE OFFER:

Many dogs and cats will have to undergo surgery at some point in their lives. As a pet owner, you want your companion to receive the best possible surgical care in a state-of-the-art, safe and comfortable environment. 

At the Animal Surgery clinic of Billings, we pride ourselves on making every procedure as safe as possible, using our state of the art monitoring equipment and the combined years of experience of our doctors and technicians.

The Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings is equipped with a state-of-the art surgical suite where our veterinarians perform all common procedures and many advanced orthopedic procedures, including but not limited to:

SOFT TISSUE SURGERIES


ORAL SURGERIES


ABDOMINAL SURGERIES

  • Abdominal Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Adrenal Gland Tumor Removal
  • Bladder Stone Removal (Cystic Calculi)
  • Bloat Surgery / Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery) – for removal of bladder stones or polyps
  • Emergency Abdominal Surgery
  • Enterotomy (intestinal surgery) – for biopsies and removal of foreign objects
  • Foreign Body Retrieval
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastropexy (to prevent bloat)
  • Gastrotomy (stomach surgery) – for biopsies and removal of foreign objects
  • Intestinal Mass Removal
  • Intestinal Resection/anastomosis – when removal of part of the intestinal tract is needed due to tumor or foreign object obstruction
  • Liver Biopsy – for diagnosis of liver disease
  • Liver lobectomy – for removal of liver tumors
  • Liver Mass Removal
  • Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal)
  • Pancreatic Mass Removal and Biopsy
  • Pyometra
  • Spleenic (spleen) Mass Removal
  • Subtotal Colectomy (Megacolon in Cats)

ONCOLOGIC SURGERIES

  • Anal Gland Tumors
  • Limb Amputations
  • Lymphosarcoma in Dogs
  • Tumor Biopsy / Removal
  • Mast Cell Tumor
  • Mammary Tumors
  • Nephrectomy (Kidney Tumor)
  • Lung Lobectomy / Lung lobe removal surgery

EMERGENCY SURGERIES

  • Abscess Treatment and Surgery
  • Corneal Ulcer in Dogs and Cats
  • GIT Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis
  • Bite Wound Treatment
  • Bloat Surgery / Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)
  • C-Section and Dystocia in Dogs
  • C-Section and Dystocia in Cats
  • Bladder Stone Removal (Cystic Calculi)
  • Exploratory Abdominal Surgeries
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Feeding tube placement and management
  • Gastrointestinal foreign body removal
  • Laceration repair
  • Limb amputations
  • Pyometra (Pus in Uterus)
  • Rectal Polyp in Dogs and Cats
  • Rectal Prolapse in Dogs and Cats
  • Splenectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse and Vaginitis in Dogs

EAR SURGERIES


EYE (OPHTHAMOLOGICAL) SURGERIES

  • Cherry Eye
  • Eye Enucleation – removal of the eye, in cases of trauma or painful/blind eye, as in end-stage glaucoma. Pets actually adapt quite quickly to enucleation surgery.
  • Eyelid surgery – correction of entropion (inverted lids) and lid tumors
  • Entropion and Ectopion Eye Surgery
  • Prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (“cherry eye”) repair

CORRECTIVE AND COSMETIC SURGERIES

  • Cat declawing
  • Dog dewclaws removal
  • Ear cropping
  • Entropion and Ectopion Eye Surgery
  • Tail Docking and Amputation
  • Stenotic Nares in Dogs (narrow nostrils)

MAJOR ORTHOPEDIC PROCEDURES

If your dog or cat has a broken leg, a broken back or some other severely broken bone or fracture, our orthopedic surgeons at the Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic are here to help! Many of the surgical procedures performed by Dr. Brown and Dr. Sherburne at the Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic on any given day can be among the most advanced and cutting-edge veterinary surgical procedures. Certification to perform many of these operations requires years of specialized training after veterinary school and specialized equipment.

Veterinarians Dr. Sherburne and Dr. Brown perform advanced orthopedic procedures and spine surgery at The Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic in Billings Montana.

Doctors Brown and Sherburne have more than 65 years combined veterinary practice experience and have successfully managed thousands of complex orthopedic injuries.

Drs. Brown and Sherburne provide arthroscopic joint surgery, advanced ACL and CrCL injury procedures in Billings, including TPLO and TTA, partial and complete joint fusions, elbow dysplasia surgeries including PAUL, and CUE, total hip replacements, advanced limb straightening procedures in addition to many other advanced forms of spine surgery, knee surgery, shoulder surgery, pelvic fracture surgery, bone grafting, and torn or ruptured ligament repair procedures on dogs and cats at the Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic in Billings Montana.

ADVANCED VETERINARY ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PROCEDURES WE OFFER DOGS AND CATS

Learn more about our orthopedic surgery procedures and services on our ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PAGE HERE.


FORELIMB SURGERY


HIND LIMB AND PELVIC SURGERY


SPINE AND NECK SURGERY


GROWTH DEFORMITIES AND CROOKED LIMBS


REGENERATIVE THERAPY


OTHER ORTHOPEDIC PROCEDURES INCLUDE:

Emergency surgical care for pets
Veterinarian Dr. Youngstrom operating on a cat at the Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings

ANESTHESIA, ANESTHETIC SAFETY AND MONITORING

Precision anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are essential, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. Anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which includes the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience. The more precise the anesthesia, the fewer side effects and the faster the recovery.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet’s arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. The result of all our efforts is the best and safest outcome for your pet. You can rest assured that we are able to provide the highest and most compassionate surgical care to our clients and their pets.

Let our highly trained and experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians help you keep your pet as happy and healthy as they can be.

Call the Animal Clinic of Billings to schedule your pets next wellness examination with us today!

406-252-9499

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providing our region’s companion animals and their families what they need and deserve since 1981

1414 10th St. West, Billings MT 59102

406-252-9499

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