We offer a full range of general soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Our state of the art surgical suite is supplied with heated surgical tables and heating devices, anesthesia monitors, IV fluid pumps and other various surgical equipment to keep your pet as safe as possible during its procedure. Surgeries are scheduled on Monday through Saturday by appointment. Additionally we have access to specialists in orthopedics and soft tissue surgery that are available for consultation and surgical scheduling.
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Pet’s Surgery Visit
How should I prepare my pet for surgery?
Restrict food after 10:00pm the night before the surgery. Fresh clean water should be available at all times.
What happens when I bring my pet to the hospital?
Surgical patients should arrive for hospital admission between 6:00 to 9:00am on the morning of surgery. Please allow yourself at least 15 minutes for surgical check-in. The doctor will perform a pre-surgical exam and answer any questions you might have at this time.
What happens after I leave my pet in the hospital?
After admission to the hospital, pre-surgical blood work will be performed for patients undergoing surgery or anesthesia. An intravenous catheter will be placed as a safety measure for all general anesthesia patients. Prior to the anesthetic procedure, sedatives and other medications will be administered to prepare your pet for surgery.
Why is blood work done before having surgery or anesthesia?
Blood work is an important step for any pet undergoing anesthesia, but is especially critical for patients over 5 years of age. Animals are very capable of hiding illness and can suffer from disease without showing any outward signs. A blood panel helps minimize risk of anesthesia by checking for pre-existing liver disease, kidney disease, electrolyte disturbances, anemia, infection and other conditions. Pre- operative blood work can also aid the doctor in selecting what drugs are best suited for your pet, and also which medications should be avoided.
What should I expect when picking my pet up from the hospital?
When arriving at the hospital you will meet with one of our Veterinary Technicians who will explain your pet’s medications, discharge instructions, and answer any questions you may have.
How should I care for my pet after anesthesia?
Pets discharged the night of surgery are expected to be a little groggy. Keep your pet in a quiet, warm, indoor environment away from other animals. Do not allow pet to lick at incision. Use Elizabethan collar to prevent injury to incision areas. Monitor incisions for redness, swelling, or discharge. Return for suture removal in 7-10 days or at any time if concerns arise.
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