Surgical Services for Pets
At Pacific Rim Veterinary Hospital, you can have peace of mind that if ever your furry friend needs to undergo surgery, they will be treated with our experienced team using the most advanced and updated methods available. Aside from exceptional technique, we are also dedicated to making our patients feel as comfortable as possible, and to making sure that our clients are properly informed about all aspects of any operation. From prepping, to the surgery room, and into the patient’s recovery period, we believe in the importance of working closely with our clients to ensure the best possible long-term outcomes.
What types of surgery does your hospital offer?
Our team offers different types of surgeries for our patients within our facilities. For certain procedures that we cannot perform in-house, we do refer our patients to other veterinary teams in our region. Below are some of the procedures that we currently perform at our practice:
How should I prepare my dog/cat/pet for their surgery?
The steps that you need to take really depends on your pet’s specific case and the type of procedure that they are scheduled to have. Our team will make sure that you have all of the information you need to prep your pet. To give you an idea, for some pets we may suggest that they are bathed before the surgery, since the area usually needs to be kept dry for several days after. Some pets may also have to take certain medications the night before surgery. The morning of their procedure, it is also usually recommended that pets do not eat or drink.
How long does surgery take in dogs/cats/pets?
The length of the procedure truly depends with each pet and their specific needs. Spays, for example, take approximately 45 minutes to complete. In comparison, other more complicated surgeries can last for about 4 hours. As always, please feel free to contact our team and we will be happy answer any of your questions and inquiries.