Surgery can be a stressful time for us as pet parents. Rest assured that our doctors and staff at Prairie View Animal Hospital utilize techniques and procedures to ensure that your pet is as comfortable and as safe as possible during their stay with us.
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What to Expect
Most of our surgery patients are dropped off the morning of surgery between 7:30 and 8:15. We can also arrange for your pet to stay the night with us before surgery for no additional charge. Your pet is carefully examined before surgery. Bloodwork is perfomed prior to surgery if bloodwork has not been performed within 2 months of the procedure and/or if your pet has been ill. Presurgical bloodwork is done in our in-house laboratory and can be performed the morning of surgery. An intravenous catheter will then be placed to allow fluid administration to help support the heart and other vital organs during the procedure. Anesthesia and pain management is carefully planned for each individual patient. Your pet will receive pain medication before and after the procedure. Your pets are kept warm during and after their procedure with various warming techniques including a circulating warm water blanket, a warm air blanket, and an intravenous fluid warmer. Once under anesthesia, our patients and their vitals are monitored manually and electronically during the procedure. Our dedicated surgical technician monitors the patient’s heart rate and EKG, breathing patterns, temperature, and blood pressure. Your pet is then monitored carefully after anesthesia through the recovery process. After your pet recovers from anesthesia we will update you on their condition via phone call or text message. Many pets will be discharged the same day to recover in the comfort of their own home. Pain medications will be sent home to help control post-operative pain and discomfort.
Routine and Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery
We perform routine soft tissue surgeries such as ovariohysterectomy (spay) and neuter procedures. We also have the capability to perform numerous advanced soft tissue surgeries including splenectomy, bladder stone surgery, mass removals, intestinal surgery, and many more.
We also perform orthopedic procedures, including the lateral suture technique for repair of the cruciate ligament (ACL repair), some fracture repairs, femoral head ostectomy (FHO), and luxating patella repair.