You love your pets, they’re members of the family, and you want them to have the very best in health care, from routine checkups and minor ailments to serious injuries and illnesses. And that’s what Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital of Las Vegas, NV is dedicated to providing. One of the most stressful times for pet owners is when their pet needs to have a surgical procedure done. Most animals will require some type of pet surgery in their lifetimes, the most common being spay or neuter, but sometimes surgery for more serious problems is needed. Our facility has an in-house surgical suite and diagnostic laboratory, both equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Our veterinarians working along with our highly trained technicians will take steps to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure is as stress-free and positive as possible.
Pet Surgery – What To Expect
First, your pet will have a complete physical examination before scheduling the procedure. It is also highly recommended that laboratory testing of a blood sample be performed to identify any issues which might cause complications during surgery. Your veterinarian will explain the surgical procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have. You’ll be advised as to whether food and water should be restricted the night before surgery and any other precautions you should take. During the procedure, your pet will receive general anesthesia and be constantly monitored for any adverse effects.
After the surgery, your pet will be transferred to a recovery area where continued monitoring will ensure their comfort until it’s time for discharge. Most patients will be able to go home on the same day as their surgery. Others might have to stay overnight or be referred to a 24-hour care facility.
Your veterinarian will consult with you after the procedure to advise what aftercare you need to provide at home and if you will need to schedule any post-surgery checkups. Most likely your pet will need to stay indoors for a time to avoid exertion and steps taken to keep them from licking at their incisions and opening them back up. The veterinarian will make sure you know exactly what to do to keep your pet safe and comfortable.
Surgical Services We Provide
Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital can provide a wide range of surgical services including the following:
- Routine spay and neuter
- Tumor removal
- Abdominal and soft tissue procedures
- Orthopedic surgery