BECAUSE WE THINK YOUR PET DESERVES THE BEST, WE USE
equipment for each surgery we perform. We also prioritize patient safety and comfort as well as client education.
Here at Best Friends Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinary team can perform a wide range of soft tissue surgeries (procedures that don’t involve bones) for dogs and cats, including:
Our animal hospital is also staffed with a veterinary surgeon who can perform orthopedic surgeries (hard tissue), including cruciate ligament repairs and fracture repairs.
Our Commitment to Patient Safety and Client Education
Regardless of what procedure your pet needs, our caring team is committed to making them as safe as possible. That’s why we perform pre-anesthetic blood work and monitor each patient before, during, and after surgery. We also provide pain management to keep them comfortable.
When you’re ready to check out, you’ll be provided with detailed post-surgical information to ensure your pet recovers safely and properly. This includes details on sutures and the incision site, pain medication, exercise recommendations, and side effects. If you have any questions or concerns at pickup or at any time during your pet’s recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Although there are always risks with anesthesia, we attempt to minimize these risks by utilizing the safest anesthetic protocol for each individual patient, performing pre-anesthetic blood testing, placing an intravenous (IV) catheter and very vigilant patient monitoring by a certified veterinary technician. Blood testing assures that the liver and kidneys are functioning properly and may also reveal underlying disease. All patients undergoing an anesthetic event receive IV fluids to prevent hypotension and kidney compromise. Our extensive monitoring includes a technician and the latest equipment to check temperature, heart rate, oxygen carrying capacity, ECG and blood pressure. These are the same safeguards used if you were to have surgery!
Recognizing and controlling pain in our patients is very important because they cannot tell us when or where they are hurting. We utilize very comprehensive surgical pain management protocols to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. Feel free to inquire about the pain medications that will be used for your pet. All of our surgery patients go home with additional pain medication just as you would!