Surgery

Dr. Colgan in surgery.

Many people are worried when they hear the word surgery. Every surgery and anesthesia has its risks but we strive to make them as safe as possible for your pet. For more information about anesthesia, click here.

 

Prior to surgery, your pet will be examined and have blood work performed. This will allow the doctor to identify some underlying health issues that may affect the anesthesia or surgery. If there are any abnormalities, your doctor may decide to hold off on the surgery. Going ahead with surgery, the doctor will create an anesthesia and surgery plan especially with your pet in mind. During anesthesia and surgery several different parameters will be constantly monitored to keep a close eye on your pet.

 

Slyvia had a wound on her back leg that was sutured closed.

We offer a variety of soft tissue surgeries including spay, neuter, lump removal, oral surgery such as tooth extractions, bladder stone removal, foreign body removal, and more.

 

Pain medicine is a critical component to keeping your pet comfortable after surgery. We have a variety of pain medications available and we will determine the best option for your pet. In addition, after most surgeries we will perform a laser therapy treatment to the surgery area to reduce pain and inflammation. There is no additional charge for this. Our goal is to help your pet heal fast and to keep him comfortable!

 

If you have any concerns about your pet's surgery, please ask the doctor or team member. We will be happy to address your concerns.