Whether we like it or not, most animals require some type of surgery during their lifetimes. Maybe it’s an elective procedure, such as a spay or neuter. Or, perhaps your pet needs a more complex operation that is medically necessary to extend and improve their quality of life. For the professionals at Arcadia Veterinary Clinic, surgery is just another day at the office, but for you – the caring pet parent – it can be a stressful time filled with anxiety and uncertainty. After all, your pet is a part of your family, and you want to be sure they will be well cared for, kept safe and comfortable, and have the best chances of a positive outcome.

While surgery is nothing new to our team, we recognize the fact that it’s not something our clients have to face very often. That’s why we work so hard to ensure that each surgery we perform is as stress-free an experience as possible. We want to set your mind at ease, and make sure that your pet is as safe and comfortable as possible – before, during and following surgery. Our highly skilled veterinarians are experienced in performing a broad range of surgeries, using modern techniques and cutting edge equipment, and always adhering to the highest standards of care.

Should our doctors recommend surgery for your pet, we’ll begin with a thorough preoperative evaluation, including a thorough physical exam and various diagnostic tests to determine whether your companion is well enough to proceed, or if we need to take any special precautions to ensure their safety during the procedure. We never want to place our patients in harms way, so we take every measure to provide for their optimum wellbeing at all times while in our care. From the moment you drop your pet off, throughout the surgical procedure and recovery, until the time comes for you to bring your pet home, rest assured that they will be in caring, capable hands with our surgical team.

Once we get the go-ahead to proceed with surgery, we’ll start by developing a customized pain management plan, using the safest available anesthetic products, that is tailored specifically to your pet’s unique needs. Our doctors will work diligently and efficiently to perform your pet’s operation in a way that minimizes risk and provides for the best possible outcome. During surgery, our highly qualified care team will be on hand at all times to assist with surgery and to closely monitor your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen levels as well as manage their pain control throughout the procedure.

When surgery is complete, we’ll carefully move your pet to our warm, quiet recovery area where we will continue to monitor their wellbeing. A member of our team will contact you to explain how the procedure went, discuss any pertinent information and arrange for you to come retrieve your pet. Before bringing your companion home, we’ll discuss our recommended aftercare instructions, including pain control as needed to help make the recovery process a little more comfortable.

When a furry family member needs surgery, it can be a stressful time for you both. We want you to feel confident that all of your pet’s surgical needs will be met at Arcadia Veterinary Clinic, and that we’ll do what it takes to have your companion back on his or her feet again as soon as possible.