Why Our High Standard Surgical Plan is Beneficial for You and Your Pet:
Your pet is as important to us as it is to your family, and that is why we have a unique approach to surgery. Reducing the standard of surgical care to reduce the cost of your pet's surgical procedure can potentially cause her to feel pain and even compromise her safety, which is not an option for us. Our compassionate, personalized, high standard surgical care is designed to give your pet the most comfortable experience.
- Surgical check-in consultation with a surgical technician: Provides you peace of mind when you meet your pet’s surgical technician and he reviews your pet’s medical plan and answers any questions you may have.
- Veterinary pre-surgical physical exam: Your pet can’t tell you if he feels bad on the day of his surgery. The exam ensures he is not running a fever and is in good physical condition.
- Pre-surgical lab work: Your pet may look healthy physically, but we need lab work to tell us how your pet’s body is functioning internally. It can tell us if there is infection, anemia, or any abnormal organ function that can inhibit your pet processing anesthesia correctly.
- Pre-surgical pain injection: Controls pain from the beginning.
- IV catheter and IV fluids: Ensures we have access to your pet’s vein and ensures blood pressure stays high enough to provide sufficient blood supply to vital organs as well as prevent dehydration.
- Anesthesia: Your pet is intubated and we use Sevoflo gas anesthesia, which is the same gas used in the human medical field. It is a short-acting inhalant anesthesia that is processed through the body within seconds, making for a faster and safer recovery for your pet.
- Surgical monitoring: We monitor many vital functions--including respiration rates, pulse oxygen levels, blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate. With this monitoring, we can adjust anesthesia levels as needed.
- Post-operative nursing care: Our veterinary technicians skillfully monitor your pet for any signs of post-operative complications and maintain a clean and comfortable recovery.
- Post-procedure telephone consultation: We know you worry about your pet, and we want you to have a good experience. We will call you afterwards to discuss your pet’s procedure, recovery, and post-operative instructions.
- Post-procedure discharge consultation with a veterinary technician: Eliminates confusion because she will explain post-operative care instructions, medications, and answer any concerns you may have.
- Access to us 24/7: Going home with your pet after surgery can be frightening. You will be able to reach a veterinarian or technician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What Do I Need To Know Before Surgery?
- No food after 10 pm the night before surgery.
- Water can be given the night before but take it away the morning of surgery.
- Always check with your pet's doctor before giving any medication the morning of surgery.
- Surgical admitting is between 7:00 and 9:00 am.
- Please allow 15-20 minutes during admitting for our Surgical Technician to go over paperwork and answer questions.
Have any additional questions?
Feel free to contact Deb our Surgical Supervisor 214-824-0397.