Making Safety Our Priority in Every Pet Surgery
If your beloved pet requires surgery, we understand that you may have plenty of questions and concerns. Is surgery safe? How long before my pet recovers fully? We can sit down with you and discuss these questions in detail. With any surgical procedure, there is always some level of risk. At our North Hollywood animal hospital, know that we'll do everything we can to minimize those risks.
"No matter what procedure your pet needs, they’re in the best of hands."
Detailed Surgical Monitoring
Our expert registered veterinary technicians perform 3-4 anesthetics per day and such experience is hard to match. Additionally, we use the UC Davis protocol for monitoring anesthesia which includes two dedicated RVTs who are always a part of your pet’s procedure from start to finish, as well as advanced monitoring equipment. No matter what procedure your pet needs, they’re in the best hands. Here’s what our equipment and RVTs monitor:
- Blood pressure
- Blood-oxygen levels
- Respiratory rate
- Heart rate and rhythm
- Body temperature
Advanced Surgical Procedures
With an expert team of veterinarians, we can perform a range of soft tissue procedures. For more complex orthopedic procedures, we entrust our patients to a skilled traveling surgeon. Some of the procedures performed include:
- CCL repair
- Fracture repair
- Patella luxation
- And more!
Comprehensive Pain Management for Your Pet’s Comfort
Pain causes stress, which negatively affects the healing process. We want every pet to have a smooth, comfortable recovery. Therefore, we offer pain management before, during, and after the procedure. Pain management medications we may use for your pet include:
- Opioids. Despite the opioid crisis, our animal hospital has always had a steady supply for the benefit of our animal patients.
- Local nerve blocks and intra-blocks. These drugs numb a particular area.
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). NSAIDs are pain medications typically given post-surgery.
- Fentanyl pain patches. These are generally for major surgeries. The patch adheres to the skin and delivers opiate drugs to your pet for up to three days.
Contact us today to learn more about our pet surgery services.