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Advanced Laser Surgeries

Advanced Laser Surgeries

The thought of a beloved companion going under the knife is cause for concern for any pet parent. If surgery is necessary, rest assured that the Caring Paws Animal Hospital team will be there to walk you through every step of the process. We offer our pet families the benefits of laser surgery, which provides a higher degree of precision thereby resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery time.

Providing pet parents with peace of mind is paramount in our surgical process. From extensive pre-surgical examination and close monitoring during the procedure, to effective pain management and clearly articulated after-care instructions, we provide a level of care on par with that of human hospitals.

Strict Safety Protocols

The process begins with a thorough preanesthesia workup, including a physical examination, bloodwork, and an EKG cardiac review. During surgery, your pet will receive IV fluids and a dedicated technician will be utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, O2, and CO2 saturation levels, and respiration during the entire procedure. Additionally, a BAIR Hugger™ keeps the patient's core temperature at an appropriate level during surgery.

Soft Tissue Procedures

Dog on exam table

Soft tissue surgery encompasses a wide-range of procedures, including mass removals, hernia repair, and spays/neuters; anything that does not involve bones, joints, muscles or the neurologic system.

Dr. Danielson performs a wide-range of soft tissue surgery, including the following:

  • Amputation
  • Anal saculectomy (anal gland removal)
  • Cosmetic surgery including vulvoplasty, facial fold removal, and soft palate and nares
  • Cystotomy to remove stones from the bladder
  • Enterotomy to remove foreign material from the intestine
  • Enucleation (removal of eye)
  • Entropion correction to repair eyelids that have turned inward
  • Gastropexy to prevent bloat in large dogs
  • Gastrotomy to remove foreign bodies from the stomach
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Mass removal including lipomas, mast cell tumors, sebaceous cysts, and fibro carcinomas
  • Neuter, including cryptorchid neuters
  • Prolapsed tear gland marsupialization (cherry eye repair)
  • Spay, including complex spays
  • Splenectomy

Orthopedic Surgery

Cat in a bag

Broken bones and joint problems are issues that many pet parents face during the course of their companion's lifetime.

When one of our patients needs orthopedic surgery, we partner with a board certified veterinary orthopedic surgeon to perform the procedure in-house. Handling all aspects of the procedure under our roof ensures the entire process is seamless for you and your pet.

Common orthopedic surgeries include:

  • TPLO to repair an anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Fracture Repair
  • Patella Luxation Correction to repair the kneecap
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • FHO to relieve pain in severe hip dysplasia

We welcome your questions regarding any aspect of your pet's surgical procedure and our safety protocols. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Anesthesia Safety

We provide our pet parents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet's wellbeing is intensely monitored throughout any procedure. We care for your pets as if they were our own, and we provide a level of care on par with that of human hospitals.

Our strict safety protocols begin with a pre-anesthesia physical examination, EKG, and blood work. During a surgical procedure, all pets receive IV fluids, and a dedicated technician monitors blood pressure, pulse oxygen, and respiration rate. Additionally, our BAIR Hugger keeps the patient's core temperature at an appropriate level.

We welcome your questions regarding any aspects of your pet's surgical procedure and our safety protocols. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

“Dr. Danielson is fantastic! Where do I start? Hands down the best vet in the Tampa area! He’s extremely empathetic and you can tell he truly cares about the animals he sees. He is also very good about figuring out the root cause of problems, not just treating symptoms. He fit us in on a day he was fully booked when we had an injured chicken. I also like that it’s a small practice with just one vet. I won’t take my pets anywhere else from now on!”
— Lesley G.
“Please take your furry family members here! In fifteen years with my baby this was the best vet we ever went to. Dr. Danielson is so kind and caring. I truly believe he was put on this earth to do this job. He was an answer to prayer for my family and my dog. I only found caring paws in my dog’s last month when they got me in for an emergency visit same day. My only regret is not finding them sooner, I have nothing but good things to say about this office and their staff.”
— Maya B.
“Dr. Danielson is more like a kindly pediatrician than a veterinarian to my four-legged "children", as he calls all his patients. When my "babies" are sick and can't tell us what hurts, his calm, caring manner and thorough pursuit of a correct diagnosis has always put me at ease.”
— Iris — St. Petersburg, FL

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