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Surgery

PRESURGICAL INFORMATION

No one likes the thought of their pet undergoing surgery but there are certain problems that require surgical intervention for recovery. Anesthesia, surgical monitoring, and surgical techniques are very advanced to insure your pet's safety. In fact, it parallels that routinely used in human surgery.

All Pets receive a presurgical physical examination to determine health status.

Presurgical screening is recommended to insure your pet's safety, and to diagnose any problems not readily apparent. These tests vary with the individual case and may include:

  • Blood counts to assess blood components
  • Blood Chemistry Profiles to assess organ functions
  • Urinalysis
  • Radiographs
  • EKG

Any abnormalities diagnosed may need to be corrected before surgery begins. You will be called prior to surgery if we observe additional risk factors or concerns. Some pets are anemic or diabetic which increases the surgical risk, especially if these conditions are unknown. Your doctor would not think of performing surgery on you without prelaboratory surgical testing to insure safety. All surgery is performed with sterile instruments and gloves, just as in our human counterparts. Separate sterile packs are used for each and every animal. We use only approved surgical material.

Surgical vital sign monitoring is used routinely to insure the utmost safety. Most routine surgical patients are sent home the same day because we know your pet is much better satisfied in the home environment, and therefore heals better.

HOME PREPARATION FOR SURGERY:

  • No food after 10:00 p.m. the night before surgery
  • Free choice water should remain available

UPON ADMITTANCE:

  • Be sure to tell us about any concerns regarding your pet before surgery.
  • Feel free to ask any questions you may have.