Just like us humans, your pet will probably need to have some type of pet surgery in their lifetime, whether it’s a routine procedure like spaying or neutering or more complicated surgery to treat a serious injury or illness or to correct a congenital defect. It’s important that your family vet is fully equipped, experienced, and prepared to perform surgery if and when it’s necessary. Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital maintains a well-equipped surgical facility supported by a modern diagnostic laboratory. When you need surgical services for your pet in Raleigh, NC, you can be assured they’ll receive the best at our hospital.
Surgical Services at CRAH
When your pet needs surgery, Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital now offers some of the most advanced and experienced services in the area.
In our state-of-the-art surgical suite, our veterinarian can perform a wide range of operations, including:
- Foreign body removal
- Fracture repair
Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. We will provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort.Learn About Orthopedic Surgery
Pet Surgery – What To Expect
If your pet has been injured or diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, your vet will first perform a complete physical exam and have our in-house laboratory run a thorough analysis of blood and urine samples. These tests are done to develop a protocol for anesthesia specifically for your pet and to discover any underlying issues that might cause complications during surgery.
During surgery your pet will be anesthetized and have a catheter inserted, and also have an IV attached to provide the necessary fluids to maintain stable blood pressure & hydration. A surgical technician will be assigned to continuously monitor your pet’s vital signs during the entire procedure using sophisticated monitoring equipment.
Caring for Your Pet Post Surgery
After surgery, your pet will be taken to one of our recovery rooms to spend a few hours under close observation, and then you’ll be able to take them home with you. Most surgical procedures don’t take very long and a patient can go home on the same day, but in some cases, your veterinarian may decide that they should stay overnight for further observation. You should plan for your pet to spend the whole day and possibly the night at the hospital just in case.
Your vet will advise you on what postoperative care your pet will need at home, and let you know if you’ll need to schedule any follow-up examinations. Although your vet might have some more specific instructions, in general, your pet should avoid strenuous exertion and stay indoors for a week or two, and you may need to take steps to keep them from scratching and licking at their sutures.
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