During the course of your pet’s wellness care, your pet may need a surgical procedure. The surgical team at Green Prairie Animal Hospitals is highly skilled and capable of providing safe surgical procedures for your dog or cat. We understand that your pet’s surgical procedure can be a scary – but we are here to make surgery day stress-free for both you and your pet. Our veterinary surgeons have comprehensive protocols in place at our animal hospital to help keep your pet safe and comfortable during the entire surgical process. We will talk to you, educate you about your pet’s surgical procedure so that you may make the most informed decisions about your pet’s surgical needs.
We perform all types of general veterinary surgery, including:
- Spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats
- Soft tissue/general surgery
- Growth removal
- Emergency surgery/laceration repair
- Foreign object removal
- Dental surgery (tooth extractions)
What to Expect Before Your Pet’s Surgery
We carefully screen your pet prior to surgery to make sure he or she is healthy and a good candidate for surgery. Blood tests allow us to determine that it is safe to administer anesthesia to your pet. The results of these screenings also help us to determine whether your dog or cat has any preexisting conditions that may impact the surgery or will need to be addressed either prior to or following the surgical procedure.
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Surgery
We make sure that your pet is safe and as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process through the careful monitoring of your pet by a trained technician. Your pet’s vital signs (including blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels) will be monitored during the procedure to ensure his or her safety.We make sure that your pet is safe and as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process through the careful monitoring of your pet by a trained technician. Your pet’s vital signs (including blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels) will be monitored during the procedure to ensure his or her safety.
Pain Management & Post-Surgery
Here at Green Prairie Animal Hospitals, we use a multi-modal approach to pain management. A multi-modal approach refers to the layered administration of small amounts of different drugs to minimize any pain that your pet might feel during or after the procedure. Because we administer lower doses of each individual drug, your pet will experience fewer adverse side effects, more complete pain relief and faster post-operative recovery.
We believe in maximizing the comfort level of your pet at all times. The veterinarians will administer pain medication before, during, and after your pet’s procedure, and will send at-home pain medication with your pet at discharge should your pet need additional pain medication due to the surgical procedure. We will discuss your pet’s procedure and at-home care with you at time of discharge.
If you have any questions about our veterinary surgical procedures, please call us for an appointment today.