Comprehensive, Safe, Comfortable Pet Surgery at Our Practice
As a practice that strives to perform the safest and most current standards in veterinary medicine, we take pet surgery seriously at Star Hill Veterinary Clinic. To give Bellville and surrounding areas progressive, compassionate service, every surgical procedure begins with a full physical and ends with laser therapy to help regenerate cells and soothe surgical incisions. We house a full laboratory and recommend that our patients, especially senior aged, have pre-anesthetic bloodwork done prior to surgery. This allows us to know what to expect during surgery and prevent any interactions with anesthesia. At our veterinary hospital, we’re familiar with routine procedures, like spays or neuters, and orthopedic surgeries to repair torn ligaments and fractured bones.
Performing Soft-Tissue and Orthopedic Surgeries
Whether your pet is having soft-tissue or orthopedic surgery, we take measures at our practice to ensure their complete safety. Through state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, we’re able to watch your pet’s vital signs closely, including heart rate, temperature, pulse rate, and blood pressure.
Soft-tissue surgeries we perform include:
- Mass removal
- Foreign body removal
- Wound closure
- Spay and neuter
Orthopedic surgeries we perform include:
- Bone fracture repair
- Torn knee ligament repair
- Joint repair
- Limb amputation
Caring for Your Pet Afterwards
Our care does not stop once surgery is complete on your pet. We’ll update you on how they’re doing as soon as possible and let you know a good time to pick them up. Since needs and surgical procedures vary, we’ll give you detailed, customized after-care instructions during pick-up time. Pets are sent home with the appropriate medications, and if you have any concerns about how they’re doing at home post-surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us. Some general after-care guidelines, which are applicable to most procedures, include:
- Make sure your pet is eating nutrient-rich food to help speed up the recovery process.
- Give your pet a quiet, comfortable place to relax for at least 24 hours.
- Refrain from giving your pet a bath for at least 10 days or until incisions are removed.
- Prevent your pet from chewing or licking incision sites, splints, and bandages.
- Check your pet’s incision site daily and watch for unusual redness, swelling, or discharge.
For more information about any of our pet surgical procedures and practices, please contact us. No question, or animal, is too big or small for us to handle.
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