Medford Pet Surgeries

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Veterinary Surgery at Medford Animal Hospital

We fully understand that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Additionally, the medical staff will provide you with the needed information on postoperative care to ensure the rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

Surgical Facilities

Medford Animal Hospital and Wellness Clinic's state-of-the-art surgical facility ensures procedures are both as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with the staff's expertise, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

Before Your Pet's Surgery

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen that—along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age—will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.

Safe Anesthesia

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both the staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use a temperature-controlled operating table to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure.

The Best Pain Management For Your Pet

Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. And, because our companion friends don't understand why they are experiencing pain, it can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

To minimize your pet's discomfort, we focus on proactive pain control using narcotic pain relievers and NSAIDs, either injectable or oral. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal, and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.

Caring For Your Pet After Surgery

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, the hospital staff will provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it as well as be a phone call away if you need more assistance after your pet arrives home. Call us at (609) 654-6855 with any questions or concerns you may have following your pet's surgery.