Your Pet's Surgery

Your Pet's SurgeryWe understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Pets First Animal Hospital we strive to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also endeavor to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

We are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, Pets First Animal Hospital performs an array of soft tissue surgical procedures. For complicated orthopedic procedures, gastropexies, GDV repairs, splenectomies, extensive tumor removals, etc., we work with a surgical specialist, Dr. Rob Schmurr, who comes to our practice.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

Your pet’s safety and comfort during surgery are our highest priorities.

Before surgery, we perform a complete examination of your pet as well as preoperative blood work, in order to detect any abnormalities that might complicate surgery. This information helps us develop an anesthetic protocol designed specifically for your pet.

During surgery, we use modern anesthetic procedures so that your pet remains comfortable and pain free. All patients undergoing anesthesia are monitored by a trained veterinary technician for changes in blood pressure, temperature, heart and respiration rate, and blood oxygen levels.

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Pain Management

Pain after surgeryYour pet will recover from surgery more quickly when he or she is not in pain. At Pets First Animal Hospital your pet will receive pain medication before, during, and after surgery. We develop each pet’s pain management protocol on a case-by-case basis in order to meet your pet’s unique needs. We will also send home pain management medication with your pet when he or she is discharged from the hospital and provide instructions on its use.

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Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (719) 550-1744.

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