Surgery for Pets
We routinely conduct spays, neuters and other soft tissue surgeries. Surgery protocols at Chestermere Veterinary Clinic are unique to the requirements of each patient.
We follow the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) guidelines for performing sedation and anesthesia. We closely monitor blood pressure, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, heart rate and rhythm and temperature during anesthesia.
Patients also receive intravenous fluids, warming devices to ensure optimal body temperature is maintained and have access to breathing assistance if required.
Intravenous fluids are essential for maintaining normal blood pressure while a patient is under anesthesia. The presence of an IV also provides us with options for your pets pain control, antibiotics, and emergency medications.
A registered veterinary technician monitors vital signs during each procedure so any subtle changes in parameters can be identified and adjusted as needed.
More information on our surgical procedures.
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for pets, including but not limited to spaying/neutering, orthopedic surgeries, soft tissue surgeries, dental surgeries, tumor removals, and more. Our experienced veterinarians can provide a comprehensive assessment and recommend the most suitable surgical option for your pet’s needs.
Determining if your pet is a suitable candidate for surgery requires a thorough examination by our skilled veterinarians. Factors such as age, overall health condition, pre-existing medical issues, and the specific surgery needed will be taken into consideration. Our team will discuss the best course of action for your pet’s well-being.
Prior to the surgery date, our team will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare your pet. This typically includes fasting instructions, water restrictions, and ensuring your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations. You may also need to withhold certain medications, as advised by our veterinarians.
The type of anesthesia administered depends on the procedure and your pet’s health condition. We use modern, safe anesthetics, and our veterinary team closely monitors your pet throughout the surgery to ensure their well-being. Your pet’s safety and comfort are our top priorities.
As with any medical procedure, there are inherent risks associated with pet surgery. However, our experienced veterinary team takes every precaution to minimize risks and ensure a successful outcome. We perform thorough pre-surgical evaluations and use advanced monitoring equipment during the procedure.
Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery and your pet’s individual response. After the procedure, our team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. We recommend limiting activity, monitoring the incision site, and administering any prescribed medications as directed.
Our veterinarians take pain management seriously, and we employ various techniques to keep your pet comfortable during and after surgery. Pain medications will be prescribed as needed to manage any discomfort your pet may experience.
It’s essential to monitor your pet closely after surgery. Look for signs of excessive bleeding, swelling, redness, or discharge at the incision site. Monitor their appetite, water intake, and general behavior. If you notice anything concerning, don’t hesitate to contact our clinic immediately.
Yes, we understand that emergencies can happen, and our clinic is equipped to handle urgent surgical cases. Please call us immediately if your pet requires emergency surgical care.
The cost of pet surgery can vary based on the type of procedure, your pet’s condition, and any necessary post-operative care. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a detailed estimate of the costs involved. Our priority is to provide the best care for your pet while being transparent about the expenses.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about our pet surgery services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Your pet’s well-being is our utmost concern, and we are here to provide the highest level of care throughout the entire surgical process.
If a diagnosis or condition requires surgery rest assured your pet is in good hands.