Surgery

When your pet is in need of surgery, Boggy Creek Animal Hospital is the place to be. We offer exceptional veterinary surgical services to the Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Campbell areas, prioritizing pet health and safety over everything else. To achieve the high level of surgical care that has come to be our standard, we equip our hospital with the latest surgical equipment.
Pet Surgeries We Provide
At Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, we provide primarily soft tissue surgeries, including:
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Eye and eyelid surgeries
  • Foreign body removal
  • Mass and growth removal
  • Some orthopedic procedures
  • Spay and neuter
  • …and more
The most important part of surgical safety is anesthesia safety, and at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, our team consistently focuses on your pet’s anesthetic safety during their procedure. We perform pre-anesthetic blood work to make sure that our patients can safely receive anesthesia and to help us determine the right amount to administer. During the surgery, each patient is carefully monitored to ensure that their vital signs remain at safe levels throughout. We also provide pre-emptive pain control to keep your pet comfortable at all times.
No matter what, our care is provided on an individual basis, ensuring that we are meeting the particular needs of each individual patient.
Surgical Equipment
We are proud to utilize CO2 laser surgery for many of our surgical procedures, if the application is appropriate. Some procedures, such as the feline declaw, we will only do with our surgical laser. When laser surgery is a viable method, it can be beneficial for the patient by reducing swelling, bleeding, and healing time, as well as providing better control of pain.
Questions About Surgical Care for Your Pet?
We understand that many pet owners have questions about their pet’s surgical care, and we are here to provide answers! We invite you to contact us today and we’ll be happy to ensure that you are well aware of your pet’s situation, options, and needs.

Laboratory & Diagnostics

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Diagnostics are such an important aspect of veterinary medicine. At Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, we use diagnostic testing to help determine if your pet has a hidden health condition that needs attention. Some of the veterinary diagnostic tools we use include our in-house laboratory, x-ray, and digital dental x-rays.
In-House Laboratory
Our in-house laboratory allows us to process the results of diagnostic tests—such as blood work, heart worm tests, parasite tests, and more—quickly and efficiently, right at the practice.
Veterinary Radiology
X-rays allow us to see inside of your pet, to check their bones, organs, and other internal parts. We utilize x-rays to check for growths or tumors, broken bones, foreign bodies, and more, enabling us to provide them with exceptional care for their needs.
Dental X-Rays
The Boggy Creek Animal Hospital team is proud to utilize digital dental radiology, similar to the x-rays that your dentist takes of you! We use dental x-rays to identify problems with your pet’s teeth, from cracked teeth to excessive buildup. Because we use digital x-rays, your pet is safer than ever. Digital radiology exposes them to less radiation, and because the images are taken with greater precision, the need for retakes is minimized.

Laser Surgery

Many surgical procedures will be enhanced by the use of our surgical laser instead of the more traditional scalpel. Although not ideal for all surgeries, the laser has the benefits of sealing small blood vessels and nerves as it cuts. This results in less bleeding during the procedure and less pain in the post-operative period.
The feline declaw is one procedure that we perform exclusively with the laser. Done properly, the recovery time is much shorter than with traditional methods, and most cats walk normally very quickly after surgery. All of our surgeons are experienced laser surgeons; we have been performing laser surgery for over 18 years. Our expertise in animal surgery provides a number of pet care benefits to the Kissimmee area.

Laser Therapy

Is your pet slowing down? Decreased mobility is not a sign of age as many pet owners mistakenly believe, but actually a sign of pain. Chronic pain may be the result of an ongoing condition such as arthritis, injury, or even a recent surgery, and the good news is that it can be treated!
Pain management is an issue near and dear to the hearts of the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital team. We are committed to keeping our patients feeling their best so that they can have a quality life. One of the most popular, cutting-edge pain management techniques we offer is the therapy laser.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
At Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, we utilize the K-Laser, a state-of-the-art tool that uses photobiomodulation, or specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light, to stimulate healing cells to relieve pain and also to eliminate the associated health problems that cause the pain. The therapeutic effects caused by laser therapy are:
  • Decreased swelling
  • Faster healing time
  • Increased circulation
  • Pain reduction
  • …and more
Pets have been shown to experience results in the form of improved conditions within just a few treatments. The average is 3-4 sessions before results are apparent.
What Does the Therapy Laser Treat?
At Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, we utilize the K-Laser Therapy Laser for a variety of conditions and physical needs. The most common are:
  • Burns
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Congestion
  • Edema
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Injury
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Rehabilitation
  • Tendinopathies
If your pet has experienced any of these conditions, or if they live with chronic pain, please talk with our team today. We make your pet’s comfort and happiness our priority at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital!

Radiology

Radiographs (x-rays) are an important aid in helping us diagnose many conditions and diseases. They give us the ability to evaluate areas that we cannot fully see with a physical examination. In addition to our main x-ray machine, we have a state-of-the-art digital dental x-ray unit that allows us to take full-mouth radiographs and detect dental disease that occurs below the gum-line.
Digital Radiology Services
Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular gastrointestinal, dental, reproductive and urinary systems.
Digital x-rays (radiographs) allow greater sensitivity for viewing all body parts. We are able to diagnose foreign bodies that would not be visible on film x-ray. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition or to rule out other diseases. Images created in a digital format also make it much easier to make copies of your pet’s x-rays for referral or travel if needed.

Spay and Neuter

Thousands of pets are put to death in our nation’s shelters each year for lack of homes. This is why responsible pet owners make sure that their pets are not contributing to this serious over-population problem. If you keep your pet confined, spaying or neutering your pet may seem unnecessary, but there are many other health benefits that make this procedure so important. It is our recommendation at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital that all dogs and cats not intended for breeding programs be neutered or spayed.
What Does it Mean to Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat?
The spaying procedure in female dogs and cats involves the removal of both ovaries and the uterus. Since the ovaries have been removed, your pet will no longer “come into heat.” Spaying prior to the first heat cycle will substantially reduce the chance of breast tumors, the most common cause of cancer in the older, unspayed female. The intact female may also be plagued with cystic ovaries, false pregnancies, hormonal disorders, and uterine infections.
The neutering procedure in male dogs and cats involves the removal of the testicles. If the surgery is done before the pet reaches sexual maturity, certain undesirable sexual behavior traits may be avoided (humping, spraying, fighting, etc.). Many prostate gland diseases as well as perianal and testicular tumors are essentially prevented through neutering. Roaming behavior (to establish territory or find a mate) is greatly reduced. In general, the animal becomes a much better pet.
What You Need to Know About Spay and Neuter Surgeries
Most pets undergoing a spay or neuter procedure are able to go home the same day of surgery. Activity will need to be decreased for the following two weeks, including keeping the pet as quiet as possible, however complications after a spay or neuter are extremely rare.
If your pet is scheduled for a spay or neuter, needs to be spayed or neutered, or has recently been spayed or neutered, the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital team is always here to answer your questions and address your concerns. Please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Ultrasounds

Ultrasound machines emit a special type of sound waves and, in return, generate an anatomic picture of your pet’s internal organs. By carefully evaluating these images, we can help diagnose many diseases.
Ultrasound can be used to identify problems involving many different body parts:
  • Abdomen: Intestinal foreign bodies, masses, portosystemic shunts, pancreatitis, bladder stones.
  • Chest: Mediastinal masses, pulmonary masses, pleural effusion.
  • Musculoskeletal: Joint/bone tumors, soft tissue/tendon injury.
  • Neck: Thyroid and salivary gland masses, abscesses.