Surgery is a common treatment option for pets, either as a preventive measure or to treat an acute condition. At Skipworth Veterinary Clinic in Richmond, we understand that even the most routine surgeries can be stressful for pets and their owners alike. As a well-loved member of your family, the thought of them being exposed to even minor risks can be unpleasant. We can assure you that our friendly team of veterinary professionals will put you at ease and explain the process to you so that you will know what to expect. Our veterinarian and assistants always go the extra mile to ensure that our patients are safe, healthy, and comfortable.
Anesthesia and Monitoring
All of our patients undergo a pre-surgical exam before their surgery, while senior patients also need to have blood work to assess their internal health and check for underlying issues. During surgery, we closely monitor pulse and oxygen saturation, and have a technician monitoring anesthesia levels at all times. Your pet will receive pain medication and antibiotics to keep them comfortable and healthy during their recovery.
Warm blankets are given to recovering pets to maintain their body temperature and provide them with additional comfort. Waking up after surgery can be stressful for pets, which is why we always have an assistant to watch over them and attend to their needs during this time.