Pet Surgery: Always Putting Safety First

As a loving pet owner, you want the best for your animal companions. While the idea of pet surgery might make you anxious, our animal hospital in White House offers experienced veterinarians, assistants and technicians to provide the safest possible surgeries for every patient. We understand that you may have a number of pressing questions about the procedure and what to expect during your pet's recovery. Furthermore, you will likely want to know about costs, follow-up care and pain management. Our team is here to give you the answers you need to feel confident about your decision and the level of care your pet will receive.

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Surgical Services

Orchard Park Animal Hospital is equipped to provide a wide range of soft tissue surgeries for dogs and cats. These include:

  • Routine spay and neuter
  • Mass removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
  • Gastropexy
  • Wound repair
  • ...and more

Pre-surgical Care and Monitoring

Ensuring that your pet remains safe and comfortable before, during and after their surgery is our highest priority. We take the following steps to keep our patients stable and pain-free throughout their procedure:

  • Require a pre-surgical exam and blood work to check for problems and make sure patient is healthy
  • All patients receive IV fluid support during surgery
  • Have an experienced, dedicated "nurse" (registered or licensed veterinary technician) that remains with each patient during and after their surgery
  • An experienced technician stands by to monitor patient's vitals including pulse oximetry, temperature, EKG and respiratory rate throughout the procedure

Post-Surgical Care

Before you take your pet home with you, we first go over post-surgical care instructions in detail to help you know what to expect. Additionally, we provide a detailed handout you can follow. In some cases, we also send pets home with an E-collar to prevent them from biting or chewing at their incision site. We encourage you to call our hospital if any issues arise during your pet's recovery, since this can be a challenging time for you and your pet.

If you need to consult with your veterinarian about scheduling a surgery for your pet or have questions regarding your pet's recovery, call (615) 672-4200.

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