Pet Surgery

Pet surgery is an essential part of veterinary medicine. At Bayside Vets Rhodes and Wolli Creek, we prioritise patient safety and compassionate care.

Our modern vet surgery utilises advanced technology, expert surgical skills, and extensive knowledge of animal physiology to provide effective solutions for your pet’s medical needs. Your beloved pet’s well-being and health are our top priority.

Bayside Vets – Your Pet Surgery in Sydney

Our pet surgery clinic is staffed by a team of highly skilled and experienced vets who specialise in pet surgery. 

Our surgeons are fully equipped with facilities for animal surgery, using the latest techniques and equipment to deliver optimal outcomes for your pets. With our advanced surgical expertise, you can rest assured that your beloved companions are safe.

We have also partnered with some of the best specialist surgeons in Sydney and provide advanced surgical service on-site.

Commonly performed dog surgery & cat surgery in our clinic include:

  • Desexing
  • Minor eye surgery
  • Lump removal surgery for dogs.
  • Fracture repair
  • Cancer removal
  • Cruciate ligament surgery (TPLO or De Angelis)
  • Foreign body removal from the intestinal tract
  • Luxating patella surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Dental extractions
  • Spleen removal
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Pyometra surgery

The cost of your pet’s surgery will depend on the procedure and severity of the condition.

If your pet requires more complex or advanced surgery that needs to be done at a specialist centre, we will provide you with a referral to a specialist surgeon.


One of the most common surgical procedures in dogs and cats is desexing, also known as spaying (for females) or neutering (for males). 

This surgery aims to remove the reproductive organs, namely the ovaries and uterus in females and the testicles in males. This procedure offers several benefits, including population control, reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and diseases, and curbing unwanted behaviours such as roaming, marking, and aggression. 

Our team of surgeons at Bayside Animal Hospital are prepared and trained to perform desexing procedures.

Pet dental surgery

As part of our dental care unit, we perform pet dental surgery when necessary. Because just like humans, cats and dogs can develop dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Pet dental surgery can address these problems through teeth cleaning, extractions, and even more complex interventions like root canals. 

By ensuring optimal dental health with the expertise of skilled vets and modern dental techniques, your pets can enjoy improved oral hygiene and happier quality of life.

Compassionate Veterinary Care

We always do our best to make all pets and pet parents feel welcome in our facilities. From the initial vet surgeon to any needed imaging and radiography, we will always give you plenty of information on our recommendations and answer all your questions so that you will be comfortable making the right decision for your pet.

After your pet’s surgery, we continue to monitor your pet for help to ensure nothing goes wrong and your pet’s recovery is as fast as possible.

The Surgery Process

  1. Vet consultation

    We may recommend surgical treatment at your pet’s regular health check-up or consultation for illness or injury. We take a thorough physical examination of your pet during consultation before we provide diagnostics. This is in combination with the medical information we get about your pet from you or previous vets.

  2. The Night Before

    You will most likely be advised that your pet refrains from eating from midnight the night before until after the surgery. Water is good for your animal, but it is important that they don’t have anything else. Most surgeries for your pet will require fasting to ensure a smooth and safe process while under anaesthesia.

  3. Pre-Surgery Check-Up

    You must be on time when arriving for your pet’s surgery. On the date of your pet’s surgical procedure, our vet surgeons will discuss the procedure with you, go through the consent documents and undertake a last physical examination of your animal to ensure that they are healthy and well enough to be put under anaesthesia.

  4. Anaesthesia & Surgery

    After this final check-up, we will administer anaesthesia to your pet to prepare them for surgery in the operation theatre. Our facilities are designed for all our vet surgeons’ comfort and ease of use for optimal outcomes when they perform surgery.

  5. Recovery

    Your pet is likely to be a little disoriented and sleepy after surgery and may continue to be more groggy for 24 hours, depending on the surgery. Your veterinary surgeon at Bayside Vets will roughly let you know when you can expect your pet to return to its old self. We will make sure that pain is minimised through pain relief.

Aftercare of a pet surgery


Pet surgeries will usually require sutures. Before you go home with your animal, we will help you understand what to look for to monitor against infection. Our vet surgeons may give your dogs and cats a plastic Elizabethan collar or ‘cone’ to keep them from licking or pulling out the stitches. External sutures will usually need removal 10-14 days from surgery. Internal sutures are usually dissolvable.


Along with advice about sutures, our vet surgeons will also give you a recovery plan and recommend medication, e.g. pain relief and antibiotics, to help your pet recover from surgery.

Follow Up Appointments

We will also schedule another appointment at our veterinary practice to follow up and check on your furry friend, usually 10-14 days after the surgery.

Need to Schedule a Surgery for Your Pet?

If you need to book an appointment for surgery or emergency pet surgery, please contact us. You can also book a consultation now to discuss your pet’s surgery or recommendations for our other veterinary services.

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