As pet care specialists, we are proud to extend surgical services to our patients. Our skilled clinicians 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. Telemedicine is generally provided to allow for this meeting prior to scheduling our pet's surgical procedure. 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. Once complete, we will work with your regular veterinarian to prepare your pet for their visit at our clinic. Patients will need to complete a blood work panel to ensure there are no preexisting conditions that could negatively affect pet health when anesthesia is used. This can be performed by your veterinarian or at our office prior to your pet's surgery date. We will also discuss with you and your vet any additional requirements for pre-op preparation. The morning of your pet's appointment, our clinicians complete a pre operative physical exam. Once your pet has cleared their physical exam, your pet's surgical procedure will begin.
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. If your pet is having anesthesia, fasting will be required, and we request that you inform us of any medications your pet is taking. Rabies and DHP vaccines (or a current DHP titer) are required for entry to our office and dogs should be tested for heartworm and Lyme if age appropriate as part of the pre-op assessment. If this is required with your surgery, you will be notified during your pre-operative appointment.
We believe that pain management is a critical aspect of recovery. We make an added effort to provide your pet with superior comfort. If we feel that additional post-operative pain management would be beneficial to your pet, we will prescribe adjunctive medication.
Upon the completion of surgery, you will be informed of all care instructions for recovery. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s surgery, or would like to schedule a surgery, please contact our office.