Pet Surgery in Rochester
Trust Your Pets with Our Experienced Veterinarians
Few things are more stressful for a pet parent than when their little loved one needs to have surgery. Even if it’s something that is common or minor, it’s never easy to bring your pet in for a procedure of any kind. At South Towne Veterinary Hospital, your pets are in trustworthy, compassionate hands. We provide pet surgeries in Rochester that are backed by over 50 years of experience. We don’t take our responsibility lightly and are committed to providing your pet the safest, most comfortable surgical experience possible.
Some common pet surgeries include:
- Dental Prophy
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Eye surgery
What to Expect
When you arrive for the surgery in the morning, we will conduct an examination prior to administering anesthesia to make sure there aren't any issues we are unaware of. We also recommend that if your pet hasn’t had any pre-surgical bloodwork completed, they have it done at this time to further check for underlying issues that were not detected during the physical exam. The bloodwork will check several things, including liver and kidney values, blood glucose, complete blood count (CBC), and more. This is an extra precaution we take to ensure there are no problems with the anesthesia.
Next, we’ll insert an IV into your pet’s leg. They will be given an intravenous injection of an anesthetic and a tube will be inserted in the trachea. That same tube will be connected to a machine that provides a gas anesthetic that will keep your pet comfortable throughout the duration of the procedure. We’ll also monitor their heart and blood oxygen levels, CO2 levels, and blood pressure.
Our Rochester vets will then clip and scrub the surgical site to make sure the area is sterile, and then we will make careful incisions and perform the surgery. In some cases, we will use a laser in order to minimize pain, bleeding, swelling, and risk of infection. There may be an additional fee for this procedure.
Preparing for a Spay or Neuter Surgery
Prepare for your pet's spay or neuter appointment by fasting them as per our veterinarian's instructions, typically overnight. Ensure a pre-operative examination to assess their health. Set up a comfortable space at home for post-operative recovery. Follow our team's guidelines for medications and exercise restrictions. Arrange safe transportation to and from the clinic. Clear communication with our Rochester vet ensures a smooth experience for your pet.
Following the surgery, we’ll unhook all the machinery and closely monitor your pet until they are fully awake. In most cases, your pet will be released from our care the same day, though more complex surgeries may require an overnight stay for further evaluation or treatment.
You most likely have questions about these procedures. Our Rochester pet surgery team is happy to answer them. Contact us for more information.
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