Your Pet's Surgery

The decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence we have in our abilities and state-of-the-art surgical suite, we know that surgery is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Animal Care Clinic truly believes that our personal attention to each patient and client is what makes our surgical services unique. For example, each patient is assigned a staff member who remains with that patient from induction through recovery and no surgical patient is ever left alone until stable and fully recovered from anesthesia.

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Our Surgical Services

Pet Surgery at Animal Care Clinic in WallisvilleAnimal Care Clinic is very proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer.

Beyond spays and neuters we also perform extensive soft tissue surgeries including but not limited to c-sections, pyometras, tumor removal, laceration repair, foreign body removals, aural hematoma repair, entropion, and intestinal resections. Our network of specialists also includes a surgical specialist capable of providing your pet with a wide range of soft tissue surgical services should the need arise.

Since companion animals, especially those in their later years, can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries and maladies, such as arthritis, orthopedic care is an important component of keeping your pet healthy. In order to provide our clients’ pets with the best care possible as well as a wide range of procedures we work with an orthopedic surgeon.

In all, it is our goal to provide your pet with the best and most appropriate surgical care possible.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols. Prior to anesthesia all pets are examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pets past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

Once under anesthesia, every patient is personally monitored by one of our staff until recovery. The staff member notes heart rate and quality, respiratory rate and presence, strength and quality of pulses, mucous membrane color, body temperature, and capillary refill time. They also keep track of eye position, palpebral and corneal responses to help determine depth of anesthesia.

We also have modern monitoring devices that we use while a patient is under anesthesia, which keep track of blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG, temperature, and oxygen level. However, we prefer the personal touch. Therefore, we use monitors as a backup because nothing can take the place of what we see, hear, and touch.

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Pain Management

Pain Management for Pets at Animal Care Clinic in WallisvilleAnimal Care Clinic takes pain control very seriously and no animal is ever allowed to be in pain in our clinic.

In fact, pain management is not just about compassionate care. We have found that a proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our pre-, intra-, and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

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Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.

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