Surgery General Near BartlesvilleWe know surgery is stressful for you and your pet, but at Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic we are committed to providing quality service that is compassionate and reassuring. We are able perform a wide variety of surgeries from simple mass removals and bite wounds to intestinal obstruction and bloat. Soft Tissue Surgery is a general term that includes most non-orthopedic surgeries. This includes several surgeries such as mass removal, gastrointestinal, skin, urogenital, and ocular.

Soft tissue surgeries offered:

Gastrointestinal Surgery

When your pet has gastrointestinal blockage, surgery may be required to open his or her abdomen or intestines to remove the obstruction. Blockages frequently occur when pets eat things they shouldn’t, like bones, socks and toys.

Tumor removal

Tumors or growths on your pet’s skin can be either benign or malignant (cancerous). Surgical procedures will depend on the type of tumor, its location and size, and your pet’s overall physical health and condition.

Bladder surgery (cystotomy)

A cystotomy is a surgical opening created in the wall of the urinary bladder. Cystotomy is a common treatment for bladder problems including removal of bladder stones, bladder tumors, blood clots, or to repair severe trauma to the bladder.

Spays, neuters

This refers to removing either the ovaries or testicles to render your dog or cat infertile. In addition to helping prevent overpopulation, this surgery can help your pet avoid various diseases, behaviors, and cancers later in life.


Cesarean delivery (C-section) is a surgical removal of puppies or kittens through incisions in the abdomen and uterus. We typically perform c-sections in emergency situations where the mother is unable to give birth naturally.


A laceration is created when the body tissue is torn. Your pet will need surgical repair for any recent lacerations if they are large enough to require sutures to close the wound.

Ocular (eye)

Enucleation surgery is a common procedure in small animal surgery that facilitates the removal of the eye, and is indicated when the eye is painful, or infected and the vision cannot be saved.


Did you know that periodontal disease is the most common disease for pets? Just like humans, they can also suffer from cavities, orthodontic problems and broken teeth.

Our veterinary team offers veterinary pet dental care, including dental surgeries, dental cleaning/polishing your pet’s teeth, and educating you on home dental care options.

For more information, please see our Dentistry page or contact us at 918-534-1958.