Are you feeling nervous about your pet’s upcoming surgery?
Bringing a family member in for an operation is never easy, regardless of whether they happen to have two legs or four. At Westside Animal Hospital, we want you to know we understand what you’re going through. That’s because we’re pet owners too. Each member of our team has experienced the uneasiness of surgery with our own animal companions. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure that every procedure performed in our clinic is as stress-free as possible. You can rest assured that your loved one will be in excellent hands with us.
Our process begins with thorough preoperative screening. This helps us to uncover and prepare for potential concerns so we can reduce the risk of complications for your pet. We will also develop a strategy for keeping your furry friend comfortable and pain-free — before, during and following surgery. We use the safest, most effective pain control medication and customize our approach to each individual patient.
Your Pet’s Surgery
Regardless of whether it’s a routine spay or neuter, or a more complex procedure, your pet’s surgery will be our highest priority. From the moment you arrive, we’ll be there to ease your mind and help keep your pet calm and relaxed. Any last-minute questions you have will be answered as we get your loved one settled in and prepared for surgery. Once safely sedated, our team will complete the procedure as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be present at all times, assisting with surgery and closely monitoring your companion’s wellbeing. Our surgical suite is outfitted with modern monitoring equipment which helps us track your pet’s vital signs and pain levels.
Discharge and Post-Surgical Care
When surgery is complete, we’ll gently relocate your loved one to our safe, quiet recovery area. As the anesthesia begins to wear off, our staff will be there to offer comfort and reassurance. We want to make the experience as calm as possible. When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will go over our aftercare instructions, including a plan for pain management. We want to ensure that your best friend recovers as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Over the past several decades, great strides have been made in terms of the technology we use to manage the health of our pets. One such advancement has been the use of laser surgery to replace traditional scalpel procedures. The laser uses highly concentrated light waves to ablate the skin while simultaneously sealing capillaries, blood vessels and nerve endings. Laser technology offers great versatility and incredible precision. Using a laser to conduct a surgical procedure provides many benefits to the patient, including:
- Less bleeding
- Less pain
- Lower risk of infection
- Faster recovery time
Westside Animal Hospital is pleased to offer laser surgery to better serve our clients and patients. This option is available for most soft tissue procedures. If you’d like to learn more about laser surgery and whether it would be a good option for your animal companion, contact us today. Surgery doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety, especially if you’ve got the caring, experienced team at Westside Animal Hospital in your corner. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help with all of your companion’s surgical care needs.