Pet Surgical Care in Weddington, NC & Surrounding Areas
Weddington Animal Hospital offers quality surgical care for your pets. Our trained surgeons are able to perform a multitude of procedures including spay/neuter, mass removal, bladder stone removal (cystotomy), foreign body removal, wound repair, cherry eye correction, dentistry, and basic ophthalmic and orthopedic procedures, among others.
Individualized Care & Preoperative Instructions
Surgery: What to Expect the Day of
Prior to the procedure, an intravenous catheter is placed to allow direct access for medications during and immediately after the procedure. An endotracheal tube is placed while your pet is asleep to help your pet breathe during the procedure.
Your pet is closely monitored by a trained veterinary support staff member and a veterinarian during the entire surgical process – from beginning to recovery. Specialized equipment is used to measure parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, ECG, oxygen saturation, and temperature. Additional medications or intravenous fluids may be given if needed during and after the procedure. Your pet is placed on a warming blanket to keep them comfortable while they are asleep.
Post Operative: What to Expect After
Follow Up Exams
A recheck examination will be made for several days after the procedure to allow your veterinarian to examine the surgical site and remove stitches or staples. Your veterinarian will follow up with you after your pet goes home to make sure they are doing well, you do not have any questions, and that everything is going according to plan. Your veterinarian will typically recommend that your pet rest for several days after the procedure to allow them to begin healing. Typically, the incision is monitored daily for signs of redness, odor, discharge, swelling, discoloration, or dehiscence.
If any issues or concerns arise, our veterinarians are available to answer any questions you may have. We know surgery can be stressful for you as well as your pet. We take care to minimize your pet’s stress through fear free handling and evaluation. Pheromone spray can be used to help calm your pet’s nerves if needed throughout the surgery day. For particularly nervous animals, anti-anxiety medication may be used prior to surgery to help stressed patients relax.
Proudly Serving Weddington & Surrounding Areas
Each pet and family is different. Therefore, it is important when choosing a veterinarian to find one that provides individualized care and treats you and your pet with respect. Weddington Animal Hospital takes pride in our family-oriented medicine and vows to treat each of our patients like they are our own pet. Our trained doctors and staff are here to help you and your pet whether they are sick or healthy. We enjoy getting to know our clients and patients and take special precautions to decrease stress for your pet during each visit. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to call us at 704-847-8466 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule Your Appointment
We would love the opportunity to meet you and your pet! You can fill out the appointment form and our office team will contact you shortly to schedule an appointment that works best for you.
Here at the Weddington Animal Hospital, we treat your pet like they should be treated, like a member of your family. We take pride in our level of care and customer service and we look forward to having you join our family.
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