Veterinary Surgery

Using the safest and most effective surgical techniques

Surgical Services For Your Pet

At Wilson Veterinary Hospital, our trained veterinarians perform both routine and advanced surgical procedures. When you entrust your pet to us for surgical procedures, you can rest assured that your companion will be receiving the most advanced care from surgeons who are highly skilled and use the most modern tools available. We take several steps to minimize the stress involved during surgery day to ensure that your pet’s surgery is as safe and easy as possible.

Our staff is hired and trained for their special understanding and compassion for our patients. Each one of our patients will have personal, attentive care from the moment they enter our hospital for surgery that morning to the moment they go home that evening.

Common types of surgeries include:


Abdominal Exploratory

Exploratory surgery may be needed to diagnose the problem. Symptoms could be sign of tumors, cancer, or the ingestion of a foreign object.



If your pet needs to have a limb or toe amputated, it can be a stressful time but it can be vital to successful treatment.



A biopsy is the surgical removal of a tissue sample from a suspicious wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumor.


Caesarian Section

Otherwise known as a C-Section which one or more babies are delivered through and incision in the abdomen of mother. 


Cryptorchid Neuter

When a dog’s testicles do not descend normally health problems can arise. This surgery is a more in-depth neutering procedure to help protect your pet’s health.



Treatment of bladder problems may require surgery including removal of bladder stones, bladder tumors, and blood clots.



Trauma to the eye, tumors of the eye, glaucoma, and ulcers on the eye may require surgical removal for the health of your pet.


Hernia Repair

The goal of this surgery is to remove misplaced abdominal contents back into the abdomen. 


Laceration / Wound Repair

Your pet’s wounds should always be checked. Some can heal on their own, others will need medical assistance.



Mammary tumors can be very aggressive and require surgery.  Wilson Veterinary Hospital has the experience to get your pet the help needed.


Mass / Tumor Removal

A lumpectomy maybe required to remove abnormal growths, tumors or masses on a pet’s skin.



Pyometra is a uterine infection common in older, unspayed female dogs and cats.


Spay / Neuter

Spaying and neutering your pet helps prevent potential health problems and helps to control pet over-population.



A splenectomy is the removal of an abnormal spleen often due to a mass on the spleen itself.


Video Otoscopic Exam / Ear Flush

This is a short, rigid endoscope that uses the endoscope to transmit images to a larger screen Ear flushing is used for pets who may need help flushing excess earwax. 

Wilson Veterinary Hospital

4741 Lake Wilson Rd
Elm City, NC 27822
Phone: (252) 291-5270
Fax: (252) 291-6076
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Hospital Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Closed

After-Hours Emergency Services

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