As pet health care specialists, we are proud to extend surgical services to our patients. Our skilled veterinarians and technicians are proficient in a variety of surgical procedures, allowing your pet to obtain precise care. Prior to scheduling surgery, we will discuss all treatment options available to you and your pet. Our goal is to allow you to fully understand the benefits and potential risks of surgery and make an informed decision about your pet’s care. Patients will also need a full physical evaluation and blood work panel to ensure there are no preexisting conditions that could negatively affect pet health when anesthesia is used. Once your pet has cleared their physical exam, surgery can be scheduled.
Common reasons for pet surgery:
Spay and Neuter
Tumor removal or biopsy
Foreign body removal
What does surgery involve?
Surgery for pets is very similar to surgery for humans. During the pre-operative appointment, the necessary preparations for surgery will be discussed. It is important that you inform us of any medications your pet is taking. For pets undergoing anesthesia, overnight fasting will be required. Upon the completion of surgery, you will be contacted by your doctor with an update. At discharge you will be informed of all care instructions for recovery. Most patients will go home later the same day, but with some surgeries, an overnight stay at our facility (or a 24 hr care facility) is necessary so we can continue to monitor your pet’s recovery.
We believe that pain management is a critical aspect of recovery. We make a concerted effort to provide your pet with superior comfort. In most cases we feel that post-operative pain management would be beneficial to your pet, and will prescribe additional medication for home use.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s surgery, or would like to schedule a surgery, please contact our office.