Dog and Cat Surgery in Columbus
Surgery. Just hearing the word can cause some apprehension, especially when it involves your fur baby, but it doesn’t have to. That’s because, at River Road Animal Clinic, we put pets’ safety and comfort first with every service we offer. Whether your pet is in need of a routine procedure like a spay/neuter or a biopsy, our animal hospital is equipped to perform virtually any soft tissue dog and cat surgery in-house. Dr. Houston has years of experience successfully performing a wide range of surgeries. You can be confident that your companion will be in good hands with our veterinarian.
We monitor every patient throughout every pet surgery we perform using advanced ECG and blood pressure monitoring equipment. For your pet’s comfort, we provide a heated blanket during surgery as well. We know how important your companion is to you. Therefore, we promise to take good care of him while he’s under our care.
Most Common Surgeries Performed
The following is a list of some of the most common surgeries we perform on our patients:
- Mass removal
- Organ (liver) biopsy
- Cystotomy (bladder removal)
Dog and Cat Surgery Expectations
Before every dog and cat surgery we perform, we conduct a basic wellness exam to determine if any underlying health issues exist. In some cases we may also require pre-anesthetic blood work to assure your pet is well enough for anesthesia and surgery. Once your pet has been cleared for surgery, we begin the preparation process. This includes placing an IV catheter and administering the anesthesia.
After your pet’s surgery is complete, we reduce the anesthesia supply and move your pet to a recovery area, where we continue to monitor him. We’ll call you to let you know how the surgery went and arrange for pickup. When you arrive, we’ll give you discharge instructions and any necessary pain medications to aid in your pet’s recovery. Please feel free to contact us at any time during your dog or cat’s surgery or recovery. We’ll be more than happy to help.