If an animal is in pain or experiencing a large accumulation of blood, abdominal surgery lets us explore the belly to find the cause.

Abdominal ultrasound can give us answers regarding a lump, fluid retention or internal bleeding. A linear incision is made in the skin and underlying tissues to allow us to open the abdominal cavity and expose the internal organs. The surgeon can sometimes locate and correct a problem at the same time. The wound is closed by stitching (suturing) the two sides together again. It sounds dramatic, but most cats and dogs recover quickly after this procedure.

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Pets don’t always love vets, but…

At Darwin Vet, we understand that if you are calm and relaxed, that will transfer to your animal at a time when they may be unwell, anxious and needing you the most. Therefore we pride ourselves on being the friendliest and most down to earth bunch of people. We’re all either locals, or we wish we were.

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