Your Pet's Surgery at Sachem Animal Hospital

Pet Surgery Spays and NeutersThe doctors and medical staff at Sachem Animal Hospital and Wellness Center understand that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure any procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible — for both your pet and you.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Our veterinarians will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery

Anesthesia and Monitoring for Your Pet's Safety

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our primary concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest, most up-to-date standards of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, pre-existing conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

SurgeryWe utilize the most state-of-the-art monitoring technology. During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level. We routinely administer pain medications while your pet is still under anesthesia to ensure as smooth and pain-free time in the recovery room as possible.

Pain Management for Your Pet's Comfort

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain can slow healing, decrease activity, and cause behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety, and depression. Pain can worsen diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also can interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

At Sachem Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for your pet's complete comfort.

Postoperative Care and Healing

As your pet is being discharged from Sachem Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, you will be provided 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.