Pets need surgery sometimes just as we do. Bringing your pet in to undergo surgery can be difficult for you and your pet. This is why at East Longmeadow Animal Hospital we strive to meet the highest level of patient care while providing your pet with surgical diagnostics and treatment in our surgical suite.
Some of our common surgeries include but are not limited to:
Pre-Surgical Steps, Anesthesia, & Monitoring
To reduce patient risk, it is mandatory to run pre-surgical blood screens. This pre-surgical blood screen is an important step in the health of your pet during surgery. This screening is important as it can reveal an underlying illness or disease, especially in older pets. All patients are monitored with EKG leads and blood oxygen levels. They are supplemented with heat and IV fluids when necessary.
Pain management is evaluated on a patient-by-patient basis to ensure comfort before, during, and after surgery. We strive to provide a comfortable recovery for your pet. When your pet is discharged, we may send additional pain medication for your pet at home. Our staff will go through post-care procedure for your pet and dosage information on any medications.
Post Surgery Care
When it is time for your pet to be discharged, our staff will provide you with detailed information with instructions on how to properly care for your pet, post surgery. It is important to follow instructions to help assist your pet in their speedy recovery.