Veterinary Surgical Process in Cleveland, OH
e hope that our beloved pets never get sick, but sometimes surgery is necessary. Many surgical procedures can greatly enhance your pet’s quality of life and provide much-needed relief. At West Park Animal Hospital in Cleveland, OH, we specialize in a range of surgical procedures. We serve pets and their owners in West Park, Berea, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and the surrounding areas. Learn more about our approach to animal care and the overall pet surgery process.
Our Veterinary Surgical Procedures
If your pet needs surgery, one of our veterinarians will meet with you to examine your animal and go over all the details of the surgery in advance. We provide detailed information about the possible side effects, success rates, and timeline for recovery, so pet owners can be fully prepared to care for their animals before and after treatment. Some of the surgical procedures performed at West Park Animal Hospital include:
- Abdominal exploratory surgery
- Caesarean section
- Cranial cruciate ligament correction
- Dental extraction
- Eye removal
- Foreign body removal
- Fracture repair
Before treatment, we can walk you through our state-of-the-art surgical facility so that you can see where your pet will receive care. We also have an in-house laboratory and pharmacy for all your pet’s follow-up needs. As an animal clinic accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), pet owners can feel confident that our facility meets the highest industry standards.
Preparing for Surgery
Several surgical procedures are quick and only require local anesthesia. For other procedures, we may need to put your pet under anesthesia for several hours and carefully monitor them afterward. If necessary, your veterinarian will provide you with day-of-surgery instructions, such as abstaining from food for a certain number of hours before treatment.
Once the procedure is complete, our team may move your pet to our onsite intensive care unit for a comfortable recovery. If you won’t be waiting onsite, make sure the front desk has the best phone number to reach you. Remember to stay calm — your pet takes its cues from you. If you feel anxious, your pet will likely feel anxious, too.
Post-Surgical Pet Care
Whether we’re handling an emergency or a routine procedure, our goal is always to achieve the best possible outcome for your pet. For most procedures, your pet can go home with you the same day. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions for post-surgical pet care. If your pet requires medication after surgery, we will fill their prescription through our onsite pharmacy. After surgery, your pet may be sore or more tired than usual. This is a normal response. Give your pet time to rest, and refrain from giving them vigorous exercise until they’re cleared for activity by our veterinarian.
Learn More About West Park Animal Hospital’s Pet Surgery Services
If your pet needs surgery, the team at West Park Animal Hospital is here to help. We are located in Cleveland, OH, and serve clients living in West Park, Berea, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and the surrounding areas. We’re open daily and offer emergency hours, so you can rest assured that we’ll be available whenever your pet needs us. For more information, contact us online or schedule an appointment today.
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