There may be a time when your veterinarian recommends surgery as a treatment option for your pet. You may have many questions–What is the recovery time? What are the risks involved? How much might it cost? At Welleby Veterinary Hospital in Sunrise, we will take the time to answer all of your questions and walk you through the pet surgery process, one step at a time. Our staff members will be happy to provide you with a treatment plan, and let you know what you can expect.
We use the most advanced surgical tools and equipment at our facility, and our veterinary team is compassionate, dedicated, and attentive to all our patients’ needs. Below, we’ve included a list of the surgical procedures we offer here in Sunrise, along with a summary of our pet surgery protocol.
Our Pet Surgery Services
Pet surgeries performed at Welleby Animal Hospital include:
- Spaying & neutering
- Tumor and growth removal
- Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
- Gastrointestinal procedures
- Orthopedic surgery (including fracture repairs and ACL/Cruciate/TPLO surgery)
- Foreign body removal
- Dental extractions
- Valvuloplasty (heart valve repair)
- Entropion repair
- Hernia repairs
- Advanced soft tissue procedures
Before taking your pet into surgery, your veterinarian will discuss the procedure with you. We will perform a preoperative examination and run in-house blood work on your pet prior to surgery to make sure they are healthy enough to be anesthetized. If you prefer, this can be done the day of their procedure or further in advance. In dogs and cats, we ask that you withhold your pet’s food for 12 hours before their surgery, then drop them off at our clinic between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Please call for instructions for the unique needs of our exotic species.
Pets receive an IV catheter for the administration of antibiotics, anesthetics, analgesics, and fluid therapy. Our dedicated team monitors the patient’s vitals through their entire surgery, checking anesthesia levels, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, ECG, and respiratory rate. In recovery, your pet will be given warm blankets and watched throughout the afternoon. You are welcome and encouraged to call throughout the day for updates on their condition, and so that we can let you know when they are ready to return home.
We believe the key to maintaining strong relationships with our clients is keeping them well informed about every aspect of their pet’s healthcare program, including surgery. If your pet is a candidate for a surgical procedure or is currently recovering at home, please call us at any time at (954) 748-2002 if you have questions or concerns.