Expert, Compassionate Pet Surgery in Park Ridge
Pet surgery is a big deal, not only for our companions, but for pet owners, too. We understand the worry that comes with a surgical procedure, but we’re here to put your mind at ease. Surgery at Park Ridge Animal Hospital is done with the utmost care and compassion for your pet. Our expert staff performs extensive pre-operative exams and diagnostics and closely monitors your pet from the moment they’re admitted to the moment they leave.
Making Safety a Priority in Every Pet Surgery
Your pet’s comfort and safety are our top priorities with every procedure. We aim to minimize risks, reduce discomfort, and pave the way for a smooth recovery process. How do we do it? With a passion for pets coupled with advanced veterinary medicine. Steps we take to ensure your pet’s safety include:
- Pre-anesthetic blood work and exam
- Pre-operative electrocardiogram and X-rays (for pets 7 years or older)
- Anesthetic protocol tailored to your pet’s breed, age, and weight
- IV fluids to maintain hydration and stabilize blood pressure
- Extensive monitoring equipment that tracks your pet’s respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, blood circulation, body temperature and more
- Continuous monitoring by two veterinary technicians and a veterinarian from the beginning of anesthesia through recovery
- Pain management before, during, and after the procedure to minimize discomfort
Common Surgeries We Perform
Our veterinarians can perform a range of soft tissue procedures including, but not limited to:
- Spays and neuters
- Mass removals
- Basic eye surgeries
- Foreign body removals
Post-Operative Care & Recovery
To help your pet recover faster, we offer laser therapy, which helps the tissues heal faster and reduces inflammation and pain. Additionally, we’ll send you home with appropriate pain medications to help your pet stay comfortable during their recovery. With any surgery, it’s important that your pet has a safe, comfortable location in which to recover.
Their crate or a pet-safe room are both good options. If you have other pets, keep them separated for at least the first 24 hours as your pet recovers from the anesthesia. After that, monitor your pet’s activity and keep them from running or jumping for at least the first 10 days to prevent any tears or injuries to the area of operation. If you ever have any questions about your pet’s surgery or their recovery process, please contact our animal hospital at (201) 391-9494.