Surgical Services at Carlsbad Animal Hospital
When a family member needs surgery – regardless of whether they are of the two-legged or four-legged variety – it can be a stressful time filled with uncertainty. You want to be sure that your loved one receives the best possible care and will be kept safe and comfortable throughout the entire process. The surgical team at Carlsbad Animal Hospital understands your concern because each one of us has been in your shoes. That’s why we’ll go above and beyond to make your pet’s surgery as positive and stress-free an experience as possible. It’s our pledge to you.
Our veterinarians at Carlsbad Animal Hospital are skilled at performing a wide range of pet surgeries, all of which are handled in our state of the art surgical suite using the most up to date techniques. We use only the safest anesthesia products, and conduct a thorough pre-surgical evaluation prior to any surgery. We want to do everything within our power to make sure that your pet receives the best possible care, from the moment you drop them off until you return to pick them up. Rest assured that when it comes to your pet’s surgery, safety and comfort are our top priority.
Our hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures, from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic and soft-tissue surgeries. Some of the orthopedic procedures that we perform include fracture repairs, joint surgery and bone biopsies. Our doctors possess decades of experience in successfully repairing torn anterior cruciate ligaments, the most common knee injury in dogs and cats, as well as patella (kneecap) luxations.
Prior to your pet’s surgery, we will conduct a thorough physical examination to assess his or her current health status. We also strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing, since not all potential concerns can be detected through an external exam. These diagnostic tests not only give us a more accurate picture of your pet’s health and potential risk factors, but they also allow us to tailor a pain management plan that is specifically designed to meet your pet’s unique needs.
During surgery, our veterinarians will work diligently and with great care and precision to conduct your pet’s procedure as efficiently as possible. Throughout the process, our dedicated team of veterinary technicians and assistants will also be on hand to help with surgery and to carefully monitor your pet’s heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels to ensure their wellbeing at all times.
When surgery is complete, we’ll carefully relocate your companion to our warm, quiet recovery area, where we will continue to monitor them as they begin to awake from the anesthesia. Someone from our care team will contact you to let you know how the surgery went, advise you on how your pet is recovering and arrange a time for you to come pick them up. Before leaving with your companion, we’ll explain any aftercare instructions we have, including a plan to manage your pet’s pain once you return home.