Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Pet Surgery
Our surgical services enable us to treat ear infections, skin growths, ligament injuries, and other conditions here in Hyde Park. In addition to our highly-qualified veterinarians and nurses, our hospitals are equipped with the most modern and reliable technology to perform a wide range of surgeries. We follow best practices and safety measures to ensure that every pet surgery is performed with the greatest concern for safety.
Our team understands the stress that comes with making big decisions about your pet's health. We are always open to answering questions and helping you feel more comfortable about choosing surgery to improve your pet's quality of life.
Making Surgery as Safe as Possible
For the highest guarantee of safety, health, and comfort throughout the surgery process, our team follows these steps:
To minimize the risks associated with general anesthesia, we perform a physical exam and blood work to screen for health problems and make sure your pet's organs are functioning normally. If safety risks are high, we delay surgery and focus on treating your pet instead.
If your pet is cleared for surgery, they receive an IV catheter to supply necessary fluids during the procedure, in addition to carefully measured pain-relieving medication and antibiotics. Fluids help maintain hydration, keep blood pressure stable, and support organ function.
A dedicated veterinary nurse is at your pet's side for their entire surgery, monitoring their vitals and keeping them warm. Heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, EKG, temperature, and oxygen levels are all watched for changes or abnormalities.
With our state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and experience with the latest techniques, we detect health changes quickly and make equally quick adjustments to maintain your pet's safety.
After surgery, your pet receives additional medication as needed to keep them comfortable. A nurse remains with them to make sure they awaken safely from the anesthetic. If necessary, we may also treat your pet's surgery site with cold laser therapy to ease healing and reduce inflammation.
When you arrive to bring your pet home, we may provide oral pain relief medication to increase their comfort. We also provide you with instructions to help you care for your pet while they heal and recuperate.
Surgeries We Provide
Our skilled doctors can perform many different surgical procedures for their patients, be they routine or elective. These include, but are not limited to:
- Spays and neuters
- Tumor removals
- Abdominal exploratory surgeries
- Bladder stone removal
- Spleen removal
- Foreign body removal
- Cruciate ligament repair
I was pleased with how my dog's surgery went. The staff was friendly and professional and Dr. Avery provided knowledgeable updates and information on the dog's status and the results of the procedure. My dog was ready when promised and I was relieved and thankful that everything went well.
- Laurie B.
Ask Us Any Questions About Surgery
Our team would be glad to speak with you about your pet's upcoming surgical procedure. We want to give you peace of mind knowing they're safe and in good hands, and we know how important it is to keep you well-informed.
If your pet is having any difficulties after their surgery, please contact us immediately so we can address these problems. Call (773) 324-4484 any time during our office hours to discuss concerns or request a follow-up appointment.