Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs
Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Fisherville Animal Hospital, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.
Our procedures include the following:
- Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.
- Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.
- Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.
- IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.
- Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.
Veterinary Surgical Services
Fisherville Animal Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.
Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day.
In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer general surgeries as needed.
Hospitalized patients are evaluated and treated every morning. We ask that you please call after 10:00 am for updated progress reports. We do allow visitation time with your pet, but prefer to keep visits to a minimum in order to minimize excessive stress on your pet. Please call prior to visiting.
Pets scheduled for surgery or any procedure requiring anesthesia are routinely admitted the morning of the procedure. For the safety of your pet, we require that you withhold food and water after midnight the evening prior. We do offer pre-anesthetic blood work to all of our patients, your veterinarian will discuss this with you should the need arise.
Our veterinarians strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood work to all patients, especially those over eight years of age. Some patients are discharged the same day as their procedure (generally dentals and neuters). However, some patients must stay a night or two (spays and declaws). Some patients may require special post-operative care.
Vaccinations & Other Requirements for Medical Boarding (Hospitalization)
For the safety of all pets in our hospital, we require that all animals requiring hospitalization have their Rabies and Distemper vaccinations up to date. Dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in a carrier.