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Services - Surgery

Bridges Professional Park Animal Hospital is a full-service surgical facility. Our surgeons attend a variety of needs, including orthopedic, thoracic, gastrointestinal and oncologic cases. Your pet is in good hands.

Most surgery is carried out using general anesthesia agents. While there is certain risk with any use of anesthesia, we use state-of-the-art vital sign monitoring equipment and follow standardized protocols for each procedure. A good medical history, physical examinations, ECG screening of the heart’s rhythm and blood counts, along with blood chemistry testing greatly enhance the safety index for the pet during the procedure and recovery.

We know more today about the important role Pain Control is to recovery. We utilize pain control drugs at the time of surgery, upon discharge, and routinely recommend pain medications to be dispensed during the pet’s recovery at home.

Your role in your pet’s nursing care can not be over emphasized. Proper preparation for surgery and post surgery nursing are as important as the surgery itself.


Surgery Preparation
The night before surgery, please:
Feed the pet its normal diet before 8pm. Do NOT feed additional solid food after 8pm to avoid the risk of vomiting while under the influence of anesthesia
Provide water all night long
Start oral antibiotics as directed
The morning surgery is scheduled:
Exercise your pet before bringing to the clinic
Do NOT allow any food
Give oral antibiotics as directed
Adequately restrain your pet at the time of admission
Be sure to remind the clinic about any drug allergies or other medical conditions that might be of concern at the time of surgery
Complete the surgical admitting form at the time of admission
Discuss any concerns and ask any questions you may have
Be sure to provide phone numbers where you can be reached throughout the day
   
  Surgical Form