Your Pet’s Surgery
At Raymond Animal Hospital, we fully understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet’s specific surgery.. Additionally, our medical staff is happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet’s happy, healthy self. You can have confidence that our doctors and the entire staff will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, done with the utmost expertise, and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.
Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen, which, along with your pet’s anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.
Safe Anesthesia Protocol
For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring by both our staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use a heated water blanket to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature.
The full range of anesthesia protocols at Raymond Animal Hospital are created based upon assessment of each patient’s age, species, breed, risks, and the procedure being performed. We treat anesthesia very seriously and focus on monitoring and care throughout the entire course of your pet’s surgery.
Complete Pain Management
At Raymond Animal Hospital, pain management is not optional. Every animal having surgery goes home with medication for management for their pain. In many cases, our team of veterinarians and staff will administer therapeutic laser therapy to help manage the pain after surgery.
The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. After your pet’s surgery is complete, our veterinarians and staff will monitor them in our recovery area. When your pet is discharged, one of our veterinarians or technicians will provide you with information on proper home care. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (603) 895-3163 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.