Pet Surgery at South Valley Animal Clinic: Your Pet Is in Great Hands
Pet Surgery: From Routine to Emergency Vet Care
Whether your pet needs a routine spay or neuter surgery, or an emergency vet procedure, our pet surgery protocols are just as stringent as those in human hospitals. All equipment is carefully sanitized and all care is made to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable from pre-op to post surgery. We run a complete blood test from our in-house laboratory before any procedure to ensure your pet is safe for anesthesia. Our in-house diagnostics tools also enable us to get a clear picture of what is going on inside your pet so that we know ahead of time where the problem lies and how best to approach it surgically. Before we begin, we will discuss what we intend to do to help your pet so that you will understand what is going on.
Once your pet comes out of surgery, our vet tech will remain with and continue checking in on your pet as he or she comes out of the anesthesia. We make sure your pet has pain medications so that he or she remains as comfortable and calm as possible. When you come to pick up your pet, our veterinarian will explain how the operation went and discuss with you what you need to do to help your pet recover at home. We will explain any medications or wound-care procedures you need to know about and answer all of your questions so that you will feel confident in helping your pet’s recuperation process. We often issue pets a cone or Elizabethan collar to wear so they do not bite or lick their incision site.