Making Pet Surgery as Safe and Pain-Free as Possible
When choosing surgery for your pet is the wisest option for their health, know that our team is here to support you through every step. Our primary goal is to keep pets safe while also keeping their owners at ease and providing aid during the recovery process. Companion Animal Hospital offers a variety of up-to-date surgical services to River North and surrounding neighborhoods, from the routine to the more complex.
As part of our dedication to creating positive experiences for pets and people, we employ Fear Free and Cat Friendly practices in all areas, including pet surgery. We can help reduce the stress that your pet may be feeling and make every stage of their surgery more comfortable.
How Your Pet is Kept Safe
The key to having a procedure run smoothly is making all the necessary preparations. Before your pet’s surgery, we need to conduct an exam and run blood tests to check organ function and blood chemistry. This will help us determine if your pet is healthy or needs treatment for an underlying illness. Overall, pre-surgical preparation helps us minimize health risks.
A technician assists the veterinarian during surgery, checking anesthesia levels and monitoring the following vital signs:
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturation levels (pulse oximetry)
- Heart Rate
- Respiratory Rate
Prior to surgery, pets are pre-medicated for pain control and may be sent home with oral pain relief medications as well.
Our Surgical Services
Pets can experience all kinds of health issues during their lifetime. With surgery, we can treat a number of conditions resulting from illness, injury or congenital defects.
Our pet surgery services include but are not limited to:
- Spays and Neuters
- Tumor Removals
- Removal of ear, eye and skin growths
- Bladder Stone Removal
- Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)
- Exploratory Surgery
- Wound Repair
- Cruciate Ligament Repair
Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery
When planning your pet’s surgery, you can expect to receive important guidelines to prepare them for a safe procedure, and ensure a smooth recovery after. The recovery process can be challenging if your pet underwent a major procedure and has to endure limited activity for some time. You are always welcome to contact us if you need help or have questions about your pet’s condition.
Feel free to get in touch if you need advice or would like to schedule a pre-surgical appointment for your pet.