by Pawlicy Advisor
Veterinary Terms

What is a Surgery?

Surgery is a veterinary procedure where an incision is made to the animal’s body so that a veterinarian can repair, replace, or remove a damaged or diseased part.

When our pets need surgery it can be scary, and surgeries can easily cost thousands of dollars. Luckily, pet insurance does reimburse for surgeries.

How Surgery Works

Surgeries are commonly performed for routine procedures, such as spaying or neutering and dental cleanings. They can also be used for emergencies or to help treat genetic conditions. Examples of surgeries for genetic conditions include luxating patella surgery, hip dysplasia surgery, or tumor removal.

Key Takeaways

  • Surgery is a veterinary medical procedure where an animal’s body is repaired.
  • Surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, but pet insurance can provide a significant financial buffer for surgery costs.
  • Accident-Illness pet insurance plans are the most comprehensive type of pet insurance plans and will cover a much larger variety of surgeries and procedures.

Related Terms

Urgent Care Practice
Urgent care practices are veterinary practices that are open during “off-hours” and specialize in treating life-threatening medical situations.
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Pet vaccines are designed to trigger a protective immune response by stimulating the production of antibodies that recognize and fight disease-causing organisms in the animal’s body.
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Vet Labor
Vet labor is the physical and mental effort that veterinary professionals exert to provide medical care to animals.
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