Optimizing a Pet’s Wellness
Our veterinarians can perform a variety of surgical procedures to promote animal health. We only employ the safest surgical practices in our operating room, and our staff carefully follows strict protocols to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.
From the moment a surgical procedure is recommended, to the last day of post-operative/recovery care, we keep pet owners fully informed of the procedure and what is necessary for healing once it is complete.
What Can You Expect?
We understand that pet surgery can be very stressful for pets and their people alike. We value the time it takes to make decisions for your pet’s health needs, and only recommend surgical procedures if it serves the best interests of your cat or dog. We want pet owners to have some degree of comfort when choosing surgery, and strive to inform you of all pertinent details of the experience, from beginning to end.
A pre-surgical examination will allow for extra time to answer questions or address concerns. Blood tests and an ECG help us anticipate how a pet will handle anesthesia. If there are any risks at all, we’ll go over them with you prior to surgery.
When we prepare a pet for surgery, an endotracheal tube delivers the anesthesia. They are placed on a ventilator, receive fluids by way of an IV catheter, and are fully monitored the entire time by a dedicated staff member. A heated blanket helps sustain internal body temperature.
Recovery time varies, and we’ll stay in close contact for follow-up care at home. We encourage an examination 10 days after surgery, and allow for two weeks for suture removal.
Surgeries We Perform
We add value to our hospital’s services by demonstrated success in the following surgical procedures:
- Soft tissue surgeries
- Foreign body obstruction
Many pet owners request the option of CO2 laser for their pet’s surgery. This selection can decrease pain, bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and possible infection while promoting a faster healing time.
We are happy to discuss the safety options of the CO2 laser so you can make the best decision for your pet. Please let us know if you have additional concerns about our veterinary surgical practices.
Benefits of Spaying/Neutering Pets
This straightforward procedure involves the surgical removal of your pet’s reproductive organs. Not only does this surgery reduce unwanted pregnancies and litters, but has a direct impact on the pet overpopulation problem.
Spaying and neutering companion animals is also really crucial to their long-term health and wellness. These surgeries can help prevent life-threatening conditions, such as pyometra (infection of the uterus) or enlarged prostate, which can be incredibly painful. Spaying and neutering helps with behavioral issues such as territorial aggression, spraying, and wandering.
Expect the Best
Whether you’re electing a veterinary surgery, or your pet needs one following a physical trauma or medical condition, Animal Medical Center is here to alleviate any associated anxiety. Our staff of knowledgeable, compassionate professionals are in your corner and aim to provide answers throughout the process.
We encourage you to call us at (813) 654-6222 if you have any questions or concerns.