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Pet Surgery
Any time a pet needs to undergo surgery – even a routine operation – it's a serious matter. It's important to choose an animal hospital where the veterinarians are highly skilled, the surgery suites are equipped with advanced safety monitoring technology, and your pet's comfort and security are always maintained.
At Solomon Veterinary Clinic, we offer all of these features, along with a level of personalized service and care. We invite you to learn more about the veterinary surgical services we provide and the extensive safety protocols we employ.
Our experienced surgeons are dedicated to providing the best surgical experience and skill. Our veterinarians are proficient at performing a wide range of procedures, including everything from soft tissue and oral surgeries to advanced orthopedic repairs.
Some of the more common soft tissue procedures we perform include spay and neuter, tumor removal, bladder, abdominal exploratory and bloat surgeries, as well as some ocular surgeries. Our oral surgeries range from tooth extractions and oral tumor removals to jaw fracture repairs.
We also offer many veterinary orthopedic surgeries, such as bone fracture, hip and knee repairs. Should your pet require surgical care that extends beyond our areas of expertise, we will happily refer you to our network of board-certified surgeons or ophthalmologists.
Your pet's safety is our number one priority. Before any surgery, a thorough presurgical physical examination by a veterinarian is performed and a comprehensive preoperative blood screening through our in-house laboratory is conducted. This is to confirm that your pet's organs and systems are healthy enough for us to proceed.
Our veterinarians will then specially tailor anesthetics to suit your pet's unique health needs. Intravenous fluids can be utilized to administer these and other necessary medications, as well as to ensure your pet is kept hydrated before, during and after the procedure. This is just the first phase of our safety protocols.
Our surgical suites are fully equipped with advanced technology, enabling us to appropriately monitor and care for your pet throughout his or her procedure. We will use electrocardiography and a Doppler blood pressure machine to monitor your pet's heart rhythm, electrical impulses, rate and blood pressure. A pulse oximeter and capnograph will be used to ensure that appropriate blood gas levels are maintained.
In order to make your pet more comfortable and maintain his or her body temperature, we will utilize heated water blankets. Your pet's temperature also will be taken every five to 10 minutes throughout the procedure as a further safety precaution.
Being in a veterinary hospital can be stressful for pets, especially when they are about to undergo surgery. One of the ways we ease their discomfort is by having a dedicated veterinary technician stay by their side throughout every step of the procedure. This way, when a pet is awakening from anesthesia, a comforting and familiar face will greet him or her. In addition, our experienced veterinary professional will ensure that the pet patient remains calm and doesn't do anything that may cause harm.
Our personalized care isn't just limited to our patients; we will provide it to you as well! As soon as the surgical procedure is over, your pet's veterinary surgeon will call with a full report. This way you will have the information as soon as it's available. We will do everything possible to provide you and your pet with the very best of care.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.
Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let's discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet.