Finding out that your pet needs surgery can be a frightening and stressful time. As a loving pet parent, you want to be sure your fur baby receives the highest quality care, and is kept as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we understand the questions and concerns you are struggling with. Why? Because each one of us has been in your shoes before.
We want to set your mind at ease once and for all. Our entire team is experienced in all aspects of pet surgery, and we are prepared to work with you every step of the way to make your companion’s procedure as safe and stress-free as possible.
We offer a broad range of surgical services, all performed in our surgical suite. From the quality of our pain control products, to the cleanliness of our facility, to the high standards of care our surgical team adheres to, you can feel confident in our surgical care services. Most importantly, your pet will be treated with compassion and handled with a gentle touch at all times while in our care.
Prior to Surgery
The first step in planning your pet’s surgery involves evaluating their present health. We want to make sure that we are aware of any potential risk factors ahead of time so that we can be prepared to handle any situation that may occur during your pet’s surgery. Our pre-surgical planning will also include developing a customized pain management protocol for your pet. This will help keep your furry friend as comfortable as can be while also limiting risk as much as possible.
Your Pet’s Surgery
When the time arrives for your pet’s surgery, we will help ease the tension by spending some time getting your companion settled in. Our team will prepare and administer the anesthesia and will remain with your pet, as they drift off into safe sedation. The doctor will then perform the procedure with swiftness and precision. The entire time that your pet is undergoing the surgery our experienced technicians will be on hand, monitoring their vital signs and ensuring their wellbeing at all times.
Some of the surgical procedures that our highly skilled doctors are experienced in performing include:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Oral Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Ophthalmic Surgery
When surgery is complete, your pet will be carefully relocated to our recovery area where he or she will be continuously monitored as the anesthesia wears off. We will be close by to ensure this experience is a calm and peaceful one for your pet. Once we have determined that it is safe for you to bring your loved one home, we will schedule a pickup time and go over our post-surgical care instructions with you.
During your pet’s recovery period at home, we encourage you to remain in close communication with us so that any questions or concerns that may arise can be answered right away. Our goal is to see your pet back to his or her normal, active self as soon as possible.
If you recently learned that your loved one requires surgery, there is no need to panic. Rest assured that when it comes to surgery, your furry friend will be in caring, capable hands at Smyrna Animal Hospital.