Surgery

At Main West Animal Hospital, we understand how stressful it can be to bring your pet in for surgery, and we want to put your mind at ease. Rest assured that with us, your pet will receive the very best in advanced surgical care and his or her safety and comfort will remain our top priority. Our highly skilled veterinarians are experienced in performing a wide variety of procedures, quickly and efficiently, using the most modern equipment and always adhering to the strictest standards of care. When it comes to surgery, your cherished companion will be in excellent hands with our team!

Our clean, modern and well-equipped surgical suite provides a safe, comfortable environment where your pet will receive the best available care and our undivided attention. We are trained in the most up to date surgical techniques, and use cutting edge equipment and technology to perform all of our in-house procedures as quickly and efficiently as possible. What’s more, our anesthetic and sedation services will keep your pet safe and comfortable, before, during and following surgery.

The first step in any surgical procedure performed at Main West Animal Hospital begins with a thorough examination and comprehensive health screening of your pet. This allows us to determine whether your companion is well enough to undergo surgery, and identify any unique risk factors he or she may have. When we are proactive about how we approach your pet’s surgery, we are much better prepared to manage the procedure as safely as possible, which is our ultimate goal.

Once your pet is cleared for surgery, we’ll begin by administering pain control medication, which will be customized for your pet’s specific needs and risk factors. Pain management is a very important aspect of your pets care. We use a variety of sedatives, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, laser therapy and pain medications to ensure your pet’s comfort. The goal is to keep your companion comfortable while also accounting for their optimum wellbeing at all times while in our care.

In addition to appropriate pain management, it’s also important to us that your pet remains as relaxed and at ease as possible while in our care. To that end, we offer soft pillows, plush blankets and even body warming mats to help keep your pet warm and cozy during their surgical procedure and make the experience as comfortable as possible.

During surgery, the doctor will work diligently to perform the procedure, while our team of highly skilled, caring veterinary technicians will remain on-hand to assist with the procedure and monitor your pet using the most modern and effective monitoring equipment available. Our surgical suite is fully equipped with two anesthetic machines and a digital anesthetic monitor, which is used to measure your pet’s vital signs such as respiration, heart rate and blood pressure.

Some of the many routine and complex surgical procedures performed at Main West Animal Hospital include:

  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)
  • Castration (Neuter)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (Cruciate Repairs, Pinning/Plating Fracture Repairs)
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Caesarean Sections
  • Surgical Insemination for Breeding

Following surgery, patients are carefully relocated to our warm, quiet recovery area where they are continuously monitored by our surgical team. Someone will reach out to you to explain how the procedure went and to arrange a time for you to come pick up your pet. When you arrive, we’ll discuss our postoperative care instructions, including an appropriate pain control plan to help your pet recover comfortably at home.

Whatever your pet’s surgical needs, whether it’s a simple spay or neuter, or something more complex, the team at Main West Animal Hospital is here to assist! Rest assured that we’ll have your cherished companion fixed up and on the road to a full and speedy recovery in no time!

Your Pet’s Surgery – What to Expect

When it comes to surgical care, we know each pet is unique. We want to work with you to make your pet’s procedure as convenient and stress-free as possible. As such, we offer the choice of either early morning or evening drop-offs.

Post-Surgical Care

Before bringing your pet home, we will carefully explain how to best care for your pet, including wound care and ways that you can make your pet’s recovery as comfortable as possible. Once you’ve returned home with your pet, you can expect a follow up phone call to check on how the recovery process is going and answer any questions that you may have.

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