Surgery – no matter how minor or complex – can be a major stressor for any pet parent. This is why here at NOAH, we prioritize communicating with our clients so they have all the information they need to know about their pet’s upcoming procedures. We believe that this, along with high quality medicine and technology, is key to a successful prep and recovery period for the patient. We want to keep an open dialogue and reduce any type of stress for both patient and client. To learn more, please contact us at 905-257-3700.
What types of surgical procedures can you perform at your facility?
Our highly skilled and experienced veterinary surgeons offer the following procedures in our surgical suite:
- Spays and neuters
- Lump removals and biopsies
- Orthopedic procedures
- Eye surgeries
- Bladder stone removals
- Foreign body removals (e.g. swallowed items)
- Dental extractions
How are surgeries performed on pets?
Most surgeries follow the same routine or rhythm, although specifics will vary between each specific procedure. While the surgeon conducts the surgery, one of our registered veterinary technicians (RVT) monitors your pet’s breathing, blood pressure and other vital signs. Their sole responsibility is to make sure your pet is doing well throughout the operation. Afterwards, we will give your pet plenty of time to recover and “wake up”. In fact, one of our RVTs usually stays by their side to comfort them as the anesthesia subsides. Then, they will be placed in our recovery area until they are ready to go home. Some pets can go home on the same day, while others may need to stay overnight. We will try to update you as much as possible throughout the process.
How should I take care of my pet after their surgery?
After care routines will vary from patient to patient. Rest assured that the veterinarian will brief you on everything you need to know before your pet enters the operation room. You will most likely have to administer pain and antibiotic medications in the days/weeks after your pet’s surgery. It is also important to attend follow-up exams and rehab (if needed). Again, this will be different for each patient.