Surgery...

After-Care Instructions

A technician will always go over after-care instructions at pickup, and will send you home with an aftercare reference sheet. Also, we will call the next day to check on your pet following the procedure.

We offer a variety of surgical services

Including routine procedures such as spays and neuters to soft tissue excisions. For orthopedic and some soft tissue surgeries, we may refer out to our trusted specialists.

If your pet is having a soft tissue surgery

• A doctor will then physically examine your pet to ensure s/he is safe to undergo anesthesia.
• A technician monitors and records your pet’s vital signs throughout the entire procedure.
• Most soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries require sutures or staples, which means your pet will likely be sent home with pain medication and/or a cone and will need to return in 10-14 days for a complimentary suture removal or evaluation.
• A technician will always go over after-care instructions at pickup.
• In some cases, our doctors may refer your pet to one of our trusted specialists.

Schedule a surgery

We only perform surgeries Monday – Friday.
If your pet is over the age of seven, the doctor will recommend blood work within three months of your pet undergoing anesthesia.

For most dental or surgical procedures, a pre-eval exam is required. Most post-evaluation exams and suture removals are complimentary. It is hospital policy that your pet be up-to-date on his or her annual exam and vaccinations before time of service.

What to expect on the day of surgery

Before you come: All surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia. Because anesthesia may cause nausea, we request all pets be fasted for at least 12 hours prior to drop-off. If your pet is over the age of seven, the doctor will recommend performing blood work within three months of your pet undergoing anesthesia. All blood work must be drawn and reviewed prior to scheduling your pet’s appointment.

Drop-off and pickup:

We ask that owners drop-off their pets for surgery at 8:30am and pickup between 4 and 6pm. A technician will always go over after-care instructions at pickup. For our patients’ safety, we place an I.V. Catheter during most sedated procedures, so your pet may go home with a small shaved spot on his or her leg. We also perform a complimentary nail trim with all anesthetized procedures (unless requested otherwise).

The procedure

After being dropped-off, a doctor physically examines your pet and reviews recent blood work to ensure s/he is safe to undergo anesthesia. Throughout the entire procedure a technician monitors and records your pet’s vital signs. Most surgeries require sutures, which means your pet will likely be sent home with pain medication and a cone (or Elizabethan collar), and your pet will need to return in 10-14 days for a complimentary incision evaluation and suture removal. Your pet must wear the cone until the sutures are removed.

During Surgery
& Recovery

Not all surgery's are equal. At Pebblebrooke Animal Hospital, we believe in giving the best care during surgery & after. While in surgery, we monitor our patients Oxygen, Co2 levels, Temperature, Heart Rate & Blood Pressure.

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