Many pets will need to undergo some type of surgery in their lifetime, whether to prevent a certain health condition or to treat one. When your pet needs surgery, you can be confident in the high level of care they’ll receive here at Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital. Since we are an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, we abide by the highest possible standards in veterinary medicine, including surgery. This means that we follow the safest pet surgical guidelines.
Surgical Services at Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital
We also offer advanced monitoring equipment, which allows us to monitor each patient through every stage of their surgery. Our experienced veterinary surgeons are equipped to perform a wide range of both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, including:
- Bladder stone surgery
- Cesarean section
- Removal of foreign body
- Routine spay & neuter
- Tumor excision
- Wound repair
- Cruciate ligament repair
- Fracture repair
What to Expect Pre-Surgery
Before all surgical procedure, our veterinarians will perform a thorough examination, which includes pre-surgical blood screenings and a look at your pet’s medical history and current physical condition to determine the best anesthesia protocol for your pet. If we find that your pet has a health condition that could threaten their well-being during surgery, we will postpone the procedure and focus on treating their current problem.
Before the procedure, we create a personalized anesthesia plan for your pet based on several factors including their overall health, age, and the actual surgery they are having. Your pet will be physically monitored during the procedure by a trained veterinary technician and will be connected to instruments that check blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level, and other indicators throughout their surgery.
What to Expect Post-Surgery
Once the surgery has been completed, your pet will need to be monitored. This time varies depending on the procedure and pet– some pets may be sent home on the same day after some routine surgeries, while others may be required to stay overnight, and some may remain in our hospital for a longer period of time if necessary. Factors that determine post-surgery hospitalization are the surgery performed, as well as your pet’s health and their recovery needs. Pain can prolong the healing process and this is why we take pain management very seriously and it is likely that your pet will have pain relief medications to be given at home.
When your pet is discharged from our hospital, our team will provide you with post-operative care instructions to help your pet toward a speedy recovery. We are always happy to answering any questions or concerns that you may have before or after your pet has left our hospital.
If you have any questions about your pet’s surgery or the surgical procedures we offer at Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital, don’t hesitate to call us at 210-824-7344.