At Grace Animal Hospital, veterinary surgery is held to the highest standard of patient care and monitoring. All surgical procedures include the following:
- A pre-surgical exam—To review your pet’s health and minimize anesthetic risk
- Pre-anesthetic blood testing—To check liver and kidney function, and red and white blood cell count
- IV catheter and warmed IV fluids—To keep your pet hydrated and to help maintain blood pressure and body temperature during surgery
- Surgical monitoring—To monitor your pet’s heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, level of oxygen in the blood, carbon dioxide level, and body temperature during surgery
- Pain management —Providing pre-surgical pain medication and post-operative pain-relief drugs to take home
A thorough pre-surgical examination and pre-anesthetic blood screening is performed on every patient prior to their scheduled surgery. This precaution ensures a safer surgical procedure for your pet.
Your veterinarian will perform an examination to assess your pet’s condition and note any changes that may have occurred since the last visit. Following this, a detailed anesthetic plan is made to provide for pain management, IV fluid therapy, anesthetic monitoring, and any surgical emergency.
Our committed and caring veterinary surgical team ensures that every patient is closely monitored during anesthesia. Heart rate, electrocardiogram, blood pressure, blood-oxygen level, respiratory carbon dioxide level, and body temperature are all evaluated. Following the surgical guidelines set forth by AAHA, these procedures, protocols, and the expertise of our veterinary professionals provide assurance that your pet is receiving the highest standard of surgical care.
Once surgery is completed, a post-operative plan is developed to ensure your pet is comfortable and recovering smoothly from the anesthetic. When your pet is ready to go home, your veterinarian will complete a home care instruction sheet for you, listing important information about activity restriction, medications, and any necessary re-checks or follow-up procedures. Our compassionate pain management program includes post-surgical relief and medication for a comfortable recovery at home.
If your pet requires extended post-surgical care and recovery, we offer pet boarding and hospitalization services for medically complex or special needs patients.
Bridgeport WV Kennel for Special Needs Pet Boarding
A pet that is ill or recovering from a surgical procedure often requires attention that the owner may not be able to provide at home. Grace Animal Hospital provides a safe, supervised boarding environment for these patients until recovery can be easily managed at home. For more severely ill patients, hospitalization services are provided.
Pets with special medical needs are boarded in our hospital under strict guidelines, given the attention you would expect from any hospital. Your pet is monitored and tended to by experienced professionals for the optimum recovery process and you are kept abreast of your pet’s status by our caring staff.
In addition, for pets requiring medical interventions while you are away, we offer special needs boarding. Our veterinary professionals are skilled in caring for pets with chronic medical problems, such as diabetes or seizures.
For the safety of other pets and our staff, all boarding pets must have an updated, current vaccination record on file prior to acceptance. If you wish to have vaccinations given at the time of admittance, please make these arrangements in advance, approved by the veterinarian.
Veterinary Surgeries We Offer Include:
- Cruciate ligament repair, including TTA method
- Patellar luxation repair
- Fracture repair
- Spay and neuter
- Ligament repair
- Abdominal and thoracic surgery
- Abdominal and thoracic surgery
- Lump removal / oncologic surgery
- Reconstructive and corrective surgery
- Minor ophthalmic surgery
- Surgery for ear diseases
Advanced diagnostics and surgical procedures includes state-of-the-art digital radiography, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, in hospital blood testing, and laser surgery. For information and guidance surrounding your pet’s surgical procedures, check out the following helpful handouts:
- Guide to Preparing Your Pet for Surgery
- Esophageal Feeding Tube Care & Feeding
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- Laser Surgery
Contact our office with your questions about veterinary surgery or to schedule an appointment for your pet.