Our state of the art surgical suite and advanced anesthesia monitoring equipment helps to ensure your pet has a safe surgical procedure. We offer a variety of procedures listed below but not limited to:
Our Surgical Services:
- Ovahystorectomy (Spay) / Orchiectomy (Neuter) / Cryptorchid
- Lumpectomy/ Tumor removals
- Wound and Laceration Repair
- Exploratory Surgery
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture, Lateral Extracaspular Repair
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Patella Luxation
- Femoral Rear Limb Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)
- Fracture Repair, Plate repairs, Pins, External skeletal fixation
- Limb Amputation
- Eye Enucleation
- Cherry Eye Surgery
- Abcess Repair
What to Expect On The Day of The Procedure:
We understand that dropping your pet off for a surgical procedure can be stressful. Please know that our team is available to speak to you anytime throughout the day to ease your nerves and give you an update whenever you would like.
What Does Surgery Day Look Like?
Once your pet is checked in, he/she will be set up in their own private canine suite or kitty condo. The veterinarian will then complete a comprehensive examination of your pet to ensure they are in the best health to undergo anesthesia and have a safe recovery. An important component of this is pre-anesthetic blood work. Having this done helps your veterinarian to create a tailored anesthetic plan that is specific to your pet. It also helps to get ahead of any issues that may arise during the procedure.
Your pet’s veterinary assistant will also place an IV Catheter. This is an important part of the preparation because we want to ensure not only that your pet stays hydrated but receives appropriate pain management for the procedure while maintaining healthy blood pressure. Providing a pain management plan decreases stress and can improve the overall recovery process for your pet. At this point, your pet’s veterinary assistant will give you a call to let you know they are going to begin the procedure and will be in contact once your pet is recovered is ready to set up a discharge appointment.
Once your pet is comfortable the veterinary assistant will prep your pet for the procedure. This will typically include shaving and cleaning the surgical area. Throughout this entire procedure your pets’ vitals are monitored by an additional veterinary team member. The pet is then transferred into a sterile operating room where the procedure is performed. A comprehensive log and consistent verbal communication of the pet’s vitals are taken until the pet is fully recovered from anesthesia.
Post Procedure (Recovery)
Upon completion of the procedure, your pet is paired with a recovery veterinary assistant. This veterinary assistant will continue to monitor their vitals and ensure that your pet wakes up in loving arms. The recovery area is centrally located with heated floors and comfortable blankets to ensure a safe and tranquil experience. Once your pet is out of recovery the veterinary assistant will call you to provide an update on your pet and to set up a discharge appointment.
For any patient that may be at a higher risk of complication during an anesthetic procedure, they may be placed in our ICU ward. This is slightly different then what you would expect that a human hospital, it just means that a veterinary assistant will be stationed with your pet the entirety of their stay.
The doctor will continue to monitor your pet’s recovery and adjust the pain management plan accordingly. They will also meet with you personally to discuss the procedure in more depth and what to expect during recovery. Our team is here to support you throughout the entire process. If you have any questions our team is here to assist.
If any unforeseen circumstances arise while your pet is under anesthesia please be available at the telephone number, you provided on surgical paperwork. This is vital to ensuring your pet spends less time under anesthesia than necessary.
Surgical Procedures For Pets In Prescott, AZ
If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us at (928) 445-2190 to schedule a consultation with your Prescott Animal Hospital veterinarian.