Warwick Run Animal Clinic offers the most advanced techniques when performing soft tissue surgeries. Surgical procedures performed include, but are not limited to: spay (ovariohystrectomy), neuter (castration), growth removal, and soft tissue (i.e., wound repair, growth removal).
Warwick Run Animal Clinic Follows Important Veterinary Surgical Protocols to Ensure Your Pet’s Surgery is Pain-Free and Safe.
These standards help diminish the risks associated with surgery and help us achieve the highest level of care. The safety and comfort of your pet is important to our veterinary team. Surgical protocols include:
- Pre-surgical assessments. Prior to surgery, our veterinary team verifies the specifics of the procedure, completes a physical exam of the patient, and ensures blood tests have been completed, documented, and reviewed by the veterinarian. Among other things, these precautions help determine if your pet is at risk for complications while under general anesthesia.
- Dedicated surgical suite. To prevent post-surgical infections and cross-contamination, surgeries are performed in a room used only for sterile surgical procedures.
- Surgical attire. Staff must wear surgical caps and masks when entering the surgical suite. Anyone involved in the procedure itself must also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
- Sterile packs and equipment. Surgical instruments are carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped prior to each procedure to help prevent infections.
- Surgical monitoring. We routinely monitor your pet’s blood pressure, EKG, pulse oximetry, temperature, and respiration throughout the entirety of your pet’s procedure.
All Female Spay (Ovariohysterectomy) and Male Neuter (Castration) procedures include:
- Pre-surgical exam and assessment. Prior to surgery, our veterinary team completes a physical exam of the patient and ensures blood tests have been completed, documented, and reviewed by the veterinarian. Among other things, these precautions help determine if your pet is at risk for complications while under general anesthesia.
- Pre-anesthetic blood testing: Ensures your pet’s internal organs such as the kidneys and liver are functioning correctly.
- Pre-operative pain medication: Pain medication given before a procedure is more effective in preventing pain.
- Oral examination: Dental care is important to your pet’s overall health.
- Anesthetic monitoring: The EKG, blood oxygen level and blood pressure are all important since they can point to early signs of anesthetic problems.
- Dedicated nurse monitoring: For your pet’s safety there will be someone present during the procedure whose only task is to monitor your pet.
- IV catheter & fluids: An IV catheter allows instant access incase any emergency drugs need to be given. IV fluids keep blood pressure in a safe range and help preserve kidney function during anesthesia.
- Post-surgical pain medication: Patients will also have pain medications offered after surgery.
- Detailed written aftercare instructions: We will send home written instructions after your pet’s procedure.
- Calling to check on our patient: Our doctors like to know how your pet is recovering.
Schedule your pet’s spay / neuter surgery today!
We know that your pet’s surgery can be stressful and scary for pet parents. When your pet requires surgery of any kind, you can rest assured that he or she is in good hands at Warwick Run Animal Clinic.