VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

Elective and emergency caesarean section

Just like in people, some pregnant pets may require a cesarean section (also called a “C-section”), which is a surgery to remove puppies or kittens directly from the uterus. This is performed when natural (unassisted) delivery of the puppies or kittens is impossible or potentially harmful to the mother or her babies. The reasons for cesarean section are numerous and may include that the mother was too sick to deliver the young, mechanical obstruction of the birth canal occurred (such as with unusually large babies, old fractures, or tumors) or other reasons. If a problem is anticipated, these surgeries can be scheduled and planned for the time of the mother's due date. If a problem has occurred during labor, this surgery is often an emergency and must be done immediately (even in the middle of the night). After full recovery from a cesarean section, the mother usually assumes her normal maternal duties. In the majority of cases, both the mother and babies do very well following surgery.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately or come right in. We are available and have doctors and technicians in the building waiting to help you and your pet 24 hours a day.

As pet parents ourselves, we understand when there is a concern about your pet, waiting can be excruciating. That is why we are here for you 24 hours a day. There is no question, concern, or problem too small so don't hesitate to contact us or come right in!

*Please note that between the hours of 9pm and 7am, our front doors are locked for security. Please ring the door bell and a staff member will come to the door and assist you.