Veterinary Surgical Care for Your Pet
Your Pet's Surgery
We understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Sangaree Animal Hospital we strive to ensure that 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.
Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, 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, Sangaree Animal Hospital performs an array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries such as (but not limited to): exploratory laparotomy, gastrostomy, bladder, GDV (bloat), c-section, some opthalmology surgeries (eyelid surgeries such as entropion or growth removals, and corneal surgery), laceration repairs and growth removals. We do offer declaws on front feet only for cats less than 10 pounds and less than 1 year old. We also offer dewclaw removal and tail doc if you elect to do so. This must be done between 3-5 days of age.
We also believe that identifying and relieving pain is important to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you for your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.
Anesthesia and Monitoring
Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols that are available.
Anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which includes the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience.
During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is continuously monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. Your pet's body temperature is also maintained by the use of a circulating warm water pad.