Routine/Soft Tissue Surgeries

Routine/Soft tissue surgeries


How do you care for my pet during surgery?
Our veterinarians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable before, during, and after their surgical procedure. As an essential component of your pet's care, we have a dedicated technician that stays with your pet throughout their treatment to monitor their vital signs (ECG, blood pressure, temperature, etc.), to try to ensure that your pet has the best possible outcome.

Surgical Instructions

  • Surgeries are scheduled 3 days a week.

  • Drop-off on the day of surgery is between 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM.

  • No food is given after midnight (12 AM) the night prior to surgery unless previously directed otherwise by the doctor. Your pet can still have water. Please take care to pick up all food bowls in the household.

* If your pet is diabetic please inquire with the doctor in advance about special instructions regarding food and insulin administration on the day of surgery.
*If your pet is on special medication, please inquire with the doctor in advance about whether to administer the medication or if you need to bring it with you at the time of drop-off.

  • Please allow 15 minutes for the check-in of your pet on the morning of surgery, and ensure that all pre-surgical paperwork is completed. If someone other than the owner of the patient will be dropping off please make sure that person is authorized to make medical decisions if the paperwork has not previously been completed online.

  • Occasionally the doctor may deem it necessary to contact the owner regarding medical decisions intra-operatively. Please make sure that the correct contact information is provided to the staff at check-in so we may reach you in such an event.

Post Surgery
After surgery, our technicians will monitor the patient until it is fully awake. After the pet is conscious and has been examined, the veterinarian or a technician will call to let the owner know the patient is ready to be discharged and go home. In most cases, a pet will be discharged on the same day after the surgery, usually between 4:30 pm-6:00 pm. Once you have been home for a couple of hours, you can feed your pet HALF of their normal food (unless otherwise directed) and water. After about 30 minutes, you can offer the other half. This is so your pet does not vomit from consuming too much food/water at one time.

Cost of Surgical Procedures
The costs associated with surgery vary widely depending on the type of procedure, as well as the pet’s age, size, and general health. Our clinic is happy to provide a written estimate of costs before any procedure upon request after an examination has been performed.

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