Routine and Advanced Surgery


Routine & Advanced Surgery

Welcome to Rockaway Animal Hospital, where we provide comprehensive veterinary care to pets in Rockaway and the surrounding communities. We understand that pets are an important part of your family, and we strive to offer the best possible care to ensure that your furry friend stays healthy and happy.
One of the services we offer at Rockaway Animal Hospital is routine and advanced surgery for pets.

What is Pet Surgery?

Pet surgery is a medical procedure that involves the use of surgical techniques to diagnose, treat or prevent a variety of medical conditions. While surgery can be a daunting prospect for many pet owners, it is often the best option for pets who are suffering from a serious medical condition.

Routine Pet Surgery vs Advanced Pet Surgery

Routine surgeries for pets are common procedures performed by our veterinarians to address various health conditions or to prevent certain problems. These surgeries are generally considered safe and are routinely performed on a wide range of animals. Here are some examples of routine surgeries for pets:

Routine Pet Surgery vs Advanced Pet Surgery

Advanced surgeries for pets refer to more complex and specialized procedures that are performed by veterinary specialists with advanced training in specific surgical disciplines. These surgeries often require a referral due to the use of specialized equipment, techniques, and a higher level of expertise. Here are some examples of advanced surgeries for your pets:

What To Expect At A Surgery Appointment For Your Pet

Pre-surgical Consultation: Prior to the surgery, you’ll have a consultation with the veterinarian. They will review your pet’s medical history, conduct a physical examination, and discuss the surgical procedure in detail. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, clarify any concerns, and provide necessary information about your pet’s health.

Preoperative Preparation: Your veterinarian may request some preparatory steps before the surgery. This might involve fasting your pet for a specified period, typically from the night before the procedure, to ensure their stomach is empty and reduce the risk of complications during anesthesia.

Admission Process: On the day of the surgery, you’ll bring your pet to the veterinary clinic at the appointed time. The admission process will include completing necessary paperwork, such as consent forms, and discussing any last-minute instructions.

Pre-anesthetic Evaluation: A veterinary technician or nurse will conduct a pre-anesthetic evaluation of your pet. This may involve taking vital signs, performing blood tests, and ensuring your pet is in optimal condition for the surgery. The veterinarian will review these results to customize the anesthesia protocol for your pet’s specific needs.

Anesthesia Induction: Once your pet is deemed ready, they will be taken to the surgical suite. Anesthesia will be administered to induce a safe and controlled state of unconsciousness. During the procedure, your pet’s vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, will be closely monitored by trained professionals.

Surgical Procedure: The veterinarian, assisted by a skilled surgical team, will perform the necessary surgical procedure. Whether it’s a routine spay/neuter, tumor removal, or more complex surgery, the veterinarian will utilize their expertise and the clinic’s resources to ensure the procedure is performed with precision and care.

Postoperative Monitoring and Recovery: After the surgery, your pet will be moved to a recovery area where they will be closely monitored as they wake up from anesthesia. Veterinary professionals will check their vital signs, assess pain levels, and take appropriate measures to keep them comfortable and secure during this crucial recovery phase.

Postoperative Instructions: Once your pet has sufficiently recovered, our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help ensure a speedy and successful recovery. We will also schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your pet’s progress and make any necessary adjustments to their treatment plan.

Routine & Advanced Surgery For Pets

At Rockaway Animal Hospital, we understand that pet surgery can be a stressful experience for both pets and their owners. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care and support throughout the entire process. We will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain the procedure in detail, and provide you with information on how to care for your pet both before and after the surgery.
If you are looking for a trusted veterinary practice that offers routine and advanced surgery for pets, look no further than Rockaway Animal Hospital. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality care for your furry family members. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or simply fill out the appointment request form below.

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