The thought of surgery can be very intimidating for pet owners.
Our staff are dedicated to the well-being of your pet. We will provide a variety of high quality surgical services that you do not have to be concerned about.
During all surgical procedures, the health and status of your loved pet is put before all else. Their safety is our primary concern, and we will do everything in our power to make sure they receive the best possible care. In both elective and non-elective surgeries, your pet is very carefully monitored the entire time.
Before all surgeries, our veterinarians will do exams and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. We are more than happy to take the time to address any concerns that you may have about the surgery, including questions about pain management or the risks of general anaesthesia. This is often more of a concern than the surgery itself.
If you have any concerns about your pet’s possible reactions to anaesthesia, let us know ahead of time and we can perform pre-anaesthetic blood work. We will walk you through the process, telling you the pros/cons of anaesthesia, informing you of any other options available.
For a number of different surgeries, your pet will need to be put under anaesthesia. We give a pre-anaesthetic sedative to your pet to aid in calming down before the surgery. Excited pets may react differently to sedatives, or experience the nerves pets can often get when visiting the vet. With the aid of a sedative, your pet is put at ease and fewer anaesthetics will need to be used. The anaesthesia we use is always chosen very carefully to reflect the type of surgery your pet is undergoing, the breed and size of your pet, and several other factors.
Once your pet is anaesthetised, a veterinarian is assigned to pain management, minimising any risk to your pet. Blood oxygenation, blood pressure, heart rate/rhythm, and body temperature are monitored carefully by this veterinarian throughout the entire surgery.
Once the surgery is completed, our care is still not finished. A veterinarian will stay with your pet and we will continue to monitor him/her to ensure a complete and safe recovery. You will be spoken to about post-operative care and receive any necessary medication instructions.
Once you and your pet are safely back at home, if you have any questions or any problems appear, please give us a call! We are here to help you. Surgeries can be stressful for both you and your pet and we want to do everything we can to ensure that the process is not only stress-free, but as pain-free as possible.