Surgery

Are you feeling uneasy about your pet’s upcoming surgical procedure?

Making the decision to allow a loved one to undergo surgery is never easy. In fact, bringing your pet in for an operation can be a stressful experience for you both. At Patterson Veterinary Hospital, we understand how challenging this time is for you and we want to ease your mind as much as possible. Our surgical care is second to none because we place the safety and comfort of our patients as our top priority.

 

Pre-Surgical Planning

Before surgery, we’ll conduct thorough testing to ensure your pet’s ability to tolerate anesthesia. This screening also helps us to identify potential risks that are unique to your pet so we can prepare for them ahead of time. The more we plan in advance, the lower the chances of complications. We’ll also develop a customized pain management strategy. This helps us keep your loved one safe and pain-free at all times while in our care.

 

Your Pet’s Surgery

The day of the scheduled procedure, we’ll be waiting to welcome you both and answer any last minute questions you may have. One of our dedicated care team members will get right to work helping your companion get settled in. We strive to keep our patients as relaxed as possible, because we feel this improves the quality and results of surgery. Once settled, we’ll prepare your pet for surgery by administering the appropriate pain medication.

During surgery, the doctor will work diligently to complete the procedure with precision and great care. Our team of technicians and assistants will be on hand to help with surgery and keep a close watch on your pet’s status. We use up-to-date equipment to monitor such important things as vital signs and pain levels. Rest assured your loved one will be in excellent hands throughout the entire procedure.

 

Aftercare

Once your pet has been moved to our recovery area, we’ll contact you to explain how everything went. At this time, you can make arrangements to come pick up your pet. Before returning home, we’ll explain our aftercare instructions to help your pet recover as quickly and comfortably as possible. We’ll follow up with a phone call shortly thereafter to make sure everything is going as expected.

Whether it’s a simple spay or neuter, or a more complex procedure, you can feel confident in our exceptional care. Questions or concerns? Give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss all of your pet’s surgical care needs.

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