Whether it’s a routine procedure like spaying or neutering, or a more complicated operation to treat a serious illness or injury, most pets will need to have some type of surgical procedure done during their lifetime. When pet surgery is necessary, it’s important that you have an animal health facility nearby that is fully equipped and prepared to provide it. Affordable Veterinary Surgery in North Carolina maintains a cutting-edge surgical suite at our hospital supported by a modern diagnostic laboratory. When your pet is in need of surgical services in Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro, NC, we’re ready to provide the very best care.
What To Expect During Pet Surgery
The first thing your veterinarian will do if your pet has been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery is perform a complete physical examination along with a thorough analysis of blood and urine samples in our diagnostic lab. This testing is done to create a custom anesthesia protocol for your pet as well as discover any underlying conditions that might cause complications during the procedure.
During surgery, a catheter will be inserted and your pet will receive anesthesia. An IV will also be attached to provide the fluids necessary to maintain proper blood pressure. Throughout the procedure, a technician will constantly monitor your pet’s vital signs using sophisticated medical equipment.
After the procedure, your pet will spend a few hours in a recovery room, and then they’ll be able to go home, usually the same day. Occasionally the doctor may decide to keep a patient overnight for further observation. You should plan for your pet to spend at least the whole day at the hospital.
You’ll be advised on how to care for your pet at home, and you’ll be told if you need to schedule any follow-up appointments. In general, your pet should stay indoors and avoid exertion for several days until they are well along in their recovery and you may need to take precautions to keep them from licking and biting at their sutures.
Pet Surgery Services We Provide
Affordable Veterinary Surgery provides a full range of surgical procedures including, but not limited to:
- Spay and neuter
- Oral surgery
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Tumor removal
- Abdominal and soft tissue procedures
- Orthopedic surgery
Affordable Veterinary Surgery in Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro, NC, provides pet surgery and other animal health care services. Contact us more for information about our affordable veterinary surgery services.