Surgical procedures are often a necessary component of your pet’s general health care plan. My Best Friend Veterinary Center provides the highest quality surgical care, recovery, and pain management for your pet. Our veterinary clinic offers state-of-the-art surgical and anesthetic equipment to perform a variety of surgical procedures.
Dog and Cat Surgery Process
We know that surgery can cause a lot of anxiety, and we are devoted to providing a reassuring and compassionate experience for you and your pet! Prior to surgery, your pet undergoes a full physical examination; we use this examination to develop an anesthesia protocol specifically for your pet. For most pets, we also run preoperative blood work to rule out underlying health conditions and make sure they are suitable candidates for anesthesia.
To prevent post-surgical infections and cross-contamination, surgeries are performed in a sterile surgical room. Our staff takes all necessary precautions, and surgical instruments are carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped prior to each procedure to help prevent infections.
During surgery, your pet’s vital signs, oxygen levels, and heart rate are monitored using advanced monitoring equipment. A trained veterinary assistant will constantly monitor your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure. After surgery, we observe your pet closely to make sure they’ve recovered from anesthesia and that their body temperature returns to normal. They are also given pain-management medications to keep them comfortable.
Once we are done, the doctor will call you to let you know how the procedure went and when you may pick up your pet. Your veterinary technician will go over post-surgical medications and other instructions with you.
Veterinary Surgical Services We Perform
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering your dog or cat is not only a preventive measure to avoid raising a litter of your own puppies and kittens, but it helps their health too. Health benefits associated with spay (ovariohysterectomy) and neuter (castration) in pets include reduced risk for mammary and testicular cancer as well as life-threatening uterine and prostate problems.
Pet Teeth Cleaning
Pets need to be placed under anesthesia for us to be able to take X-rays, thoroughly clean teeth, and perform any necessary extractions—that’s why, even if no extractions are required, this procedure is treated like a surgical procedure. Learn more about our dog and cat dental cleaning services.
Advanced Surgical Procedures
Some of the other more advanced surgical procedures we perform include:
- Mass removals
- Cystotomies (bladder stone removal)
- Enucleation (eye removal)
- Cherry eye repair
Veterinary Clinic Pet Surgery Services
Our commitment to excellent care is what makes My Best Friend Veterinary Center your trusted choice in pet surgical procedures. If you need to discuss surgical options or schedule surgery for your cat or dog, contact us today. Our highly experienced veterinary surgeons are here to answer your questions and address any concerns.