Cat and Dog Surgery in Arnold, MD
Preparing for your pet’s surgery can be a difficult experience. Will my pet be in pain? What exactly will happen during the procedure? Is anesthesia safe? These are just a few of the questions you may be asking yourself, but at Arnold Veterinary Hospital, you can have peace of mind. That’s because we’ll make every effort to ensure that your pet’s surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We’ll also provide you with detailed information regarding your pet’s procedure, including the reasons for it and what it involves. We don’t just want your PET to feel at ease; we want YOU to feel at ease, too, knowing that you’re making the right choice for him/her.
We’re proud of the high quality of surgical care we provide and of our modern tools and technology. Our highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians are equipped to perform and assist with a wide range of soft tissue procedures. These include:
- Wound management
- Lump removals
Anesthesia & Monitoring
Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important aspects of every pet surgery we perform at Arnold Veterinary Hospital. Therefore, we’ll make sure that your pet receives the best anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols available. We’ll also customize the anesthesia for your pet, based on a variety of factors, including:
- The type of procedure
- Preexisting conditions
- Blood test values
- Age & breed
- Prior anesthetic experience
During anesthesia and surgery, your pet will be constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet’s arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature.
Pain Management & Post-Surgical Expectations
Just as with a human surgery, we know the question about pain will arise when it comes to your pet’s surgery. We believe that identifying and relieving pain is important to your pet’s recovery. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. In addition to medication, we offer laser therapy as a means of post-surgical pain management. When we release your pet back to your care after surgery, we can provide medication after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage. We’ll also provide information on proper post-operative care so your pet can recover as quickly and safely as possible.
If you’d like to schedule your pet’s surgery at Arnold Veterinary Hospital, or if you have any questions about our surgical protocols, let us know at (410) 757-7645. We’ll be happy to help.