Experienced, compassionate surgical care

The most common surgeries many pets will face are spay and neuter procedures. These procedures are the only safe, permanent, totally effective methods of birth control for dogs and cats. 

Here at Animal Care Center, Dr. Otto Williams also performs surgery to repair physical injuries to bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Other types of surgery include soft-tissue surgery and neurosurgery. Soft-tissue surgeries include:

  • Removal of skin disorders, cancers and cysts
  • Body cavity procedures
  • Cardiovascular system repair
  • GI (removal of foreign objects), urogenital and respiratory tract 

The importance of spay and neuter procedures to pet longevity

The Humane Society of the United States reports that over 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year. These are not the offspring of homeless feral animals, as many people believe. They are mostly healthy cats and dogs that would have made great companions. Most are the offspring of cherished family pets, including many pure breeds. 

A recent report in USA Today claims that spayed/neutered pets live the longest. According to that report, neutered male dogs live 18% longer and spayed female dogs live 23% longer. The reduced lifespan seen in unaltered pets is typically caused by the pets' natural urge to roam outdoors and fight with other animals, and unfortunately they also can be hit by cars.

Thanks to his years of experience, veterinarian Dr. Otto Williams knows exactly what to look for when it comes to surgery. He'll explain why your pet needs surgery and what it entails, and he'll answer your questions about the procedure. Just as he has done for so many pet owners and their pets from all over Smyrna, Georgia and the surrounding communities.

Choose Animal Care Center for compassionate, experienced and expert surgical care for your pets, including spaying. Call us at 770.438.2694 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule your visit. Our surgical care patients come to us from Austell, Cumberland, Mableton, Marietta and Smyrna.