Surgeries for Dogs

What types of surgical services do you provide for dogs?

At Weldrick Animal Hospital, we are pleased to provide dental treatment procedures in addition to soft tissue surgeries. Our highly skilled team makes for the perfect surgery team.

Surgeries include but are not limited to:

  • Dental
  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Lumpectomies (mass/lump removal)
  • Cystotomies (bladder stone removal)
  • Hernia repairs
  • Preventative gastropexy
  • Exploratory
  • Aural hematoma repairs
  • Pyometra
  • Basic ophthalmic surgeries
  • Many more

How do I prepare myself and my pet for surgery?

First, create a plan that both you and your veterinarian are comfortable with. From there, you will be presented with an estimate so you can prepare for costs. For surgical procedures, your pet will need pre-surgical bloodwork. It can be booked a few days before surgery or it can be done on the day of surgery to ensure that your pet is a good anesthetic candidate. If bloodwork is within normal limits or reasonable, your pet has the “green light” for surgery. If there are any red flags (values are showing significant abnormalities ), you will be contacted by the vet to discuss further treatment options.

What should I expect on surgery day?

So, bloodwork is good and your pet is ready for surgery – what’s next?

We admit our surgery patients into the hospital between 9:00 am – 9:30 am. When you arrive with your pet, the welcoming front staff will guide you to our scale to ensure we have an accurate weight for calculating medications. From there, you will meet the members of our surgery team. Our admission appointment is generally 5-10 minutes. Doctor in the room together with you provide physical exam. Once you have given your dog hugs and kisses, we take them into our treatment area. Next, we sedate to relieve the stress of being in the hospital, and this allows us to place an IV catheter. IV catheters enable us to have vein access for induction agents, fluids throughout surgery and emergency medications if needed.

Upon recovery, your dog is housed in a kennel filled with blankets which provide warmth and soft bedding. We will comfort your pet for quite some time before giving you an update. During discharge, we discuss the details of the procedure, what to expect for the evening, medications to go home between 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

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