We have a modern and well equipped surgical unit within the hospital. We know that any surgery can be a stressful time for pets as well as their owners. From admission to discharge your pets’ comfort, safety and welfare are our highest concern. We also know that aftercare and follow up is important and we are happy to discuss any concerns or questions once your pet is home again.
Our routine surgical standards include:
- pre-anesthetic testing
- intravenous IV fluids
- general anesthesia
- heart and respiratory monitoring
- temperature control
- pain medication before and after surgery to ensure a comfortable recovery
All modern considerations are encompassed with the progression of veterinary medicine therefore can we put your mind at ease.
The instructions will depend on the type of routine surgery we perform and whether it is a planned or emergency procedure. You will receive pre-surgical instruction to guide you for preoperative preparations. In the majority of cases you will be advised to with hold food from the night before the surgical procedure.
They veterinary team will create an anaesthetic plan tailored to each individual patient. This increases safety and improves recovery for your pet. Even patients that might be elderly or have chronic health conditions can undergo procedures safely when managed appropriately.
Postoperative care is a very important part of patients recovering smoothly with minimal complications. You will be be provided with advice and instructions specific to your pet’s procedure. This will usually include advice on medications for pain management, restricted activity, dressing care and use of the dreaded E collar if required.
Post op and recheck appointments will be planned. If sutures will need removing this will be 10 to 12 days after most surgical procedures.
We encourage clients to contact us with any question or concerns they may have when their pet is recovering. We will suggest an early recheck if required and would rather do this than have you worrying at home!