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Veterinary Surgical Process in Cleveland, OH

Veterinary Surgical Process in Cleveland, OH

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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:

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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“Anytime we call or come in, they are welcoming and very helpful! To us, this is important when choosing a doctor. So high five West Park; job well done!!!!”

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“West Park is by far the best place for our pets! From the doctors to the techs to the staff. They all have always had the best interest, care and confidence in treating our four legged friends!”

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“Our daughter takes her dog there and it's wonderful! The vet is great and their prices very competitive and it's always clean. The staff is friendly and always willing to help you with any questions that you have.”

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“Over the last 10 years they have always delivered on their service! From late night calls, last minute visits when we had a sick pup, a quick question because our dog had eaten a whole box of fundraiser candy bars, or the annual visits, the staff at West Park has been fabulous!”

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“I used to bring my dog here when we lived closer - I loved the people working there. They're all animal lovers and truly enjoy what they're doing. They keep it well maintained and clean, and their prices are outstanding compared to their competition.”


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