Short Pump Animal Hospital Offers Pet Surgery
When your pet needs surgery, you want experienced care with attention to your pet’s unique needs. At Short Pump Animal Hospital in Glen Allen, VA, we offer surgical services to help pets live healthier lives, and our compassionate care, both during and after surgery, is a hallmark of our practice.
When Surgery Is Needed
When your veterinarian recommends surgery, you may have a number of concerns. You may want to know how many of these procedures the vet has done, what to expect for the outcome and how long a recovery period will be. Your vet in Glen Allen will be happy to explain the procedure and what to expect after surgery in detail.
Common Surgical Procedures
Spay and neuter surgery is one of the most common procedures and generally requires only a short period of recovery. Eye and ear surgeries are sometimes needed to correct defects and repair disorders. Soft tissue surgery may be needed after an accident or a fight with another animal. Bladder stones or other urinary problem may require surgery. Tumor removal is another common procedure. Your pet may need abdominal surgery to remove an obstruction or orthopedic surgery to repair a luxated patella or ACL injury.
Concerns About Anesthesia
Many pet owners worry about having their pets put under anesthesia, but millions of veterinary procedures are done each day without incident. Veterinary anesthesia drugs are carefully tested for safety and effectiveness, so you can be assured that your pet will not have a problem during their surgery.
Helping Your Pet To Recover From Surgery Quickly
After surgery, your veterinarian will give you detailed instructions about care during recovery. These may include instructions on limiting exercise, wound care, eating and administering medications. Following the instructions precisely will help your pet recover quickly and completely after the procedure. Your vet will also schedule a follow-up visit to ensure normal healing after surgery.
Make Short Pump Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Glen Allen
Dr. Morlino and Dr. Reger have extensive training in veterinary medicine and are dedicated to helping their patients in Glen Allen, VA, and nearby communities achieve better health throughout life. We offer many services for pets, including exams, vaccinations, dental care, diagnostics, laser therapy, and exotic pet care. Call Short Pump Animal Hospital today at (804) 360-0100 for an appointment to learn about pet surgery and other services we offer to protect the health of pets.