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Your Pet's Surgery

SurgerySurgery at Park Lane Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Holland and the entire staff at Park Lane Veterinary Hospital understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Dr. Holland will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Skin surgery
  • Wound repair

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our primary concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

We utilize the most current state-of-the-art monitoring technology. During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level. We routinely administer pain medications while your pet is still under anesthesia to ensure as smooth and pain-free time in the recovery room as possible.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, and causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety, and depression. Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

At Park Lane Veterinary Hospital, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet. The pain management plan is tailored to each animal based on pre-operative and post-operative pain assessment.

Postoperative Care

All pets that have undergone anesthesia are placed in a special area for direct observation, temperature monitoring, and pain management. As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, you will be provided with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.