Surgery

Capable hearts and hands

At REACH, we understand that surgery for a loved one can be a frightening and uncertain time. But know that your pet remains in capable hands with our team. Our surgical staff has undergone extensive training to provide your pet with the highest levels of expertise so you can rest assured that every step of the way, your pet will be treated with care, compassion, and respect.

Pre-operative Treatment/Evaluation: Initial evaluation by the surgery staff includes a review of any information sent by your regular veterinarian, as well as discussion of the pertinent history. The surgery staff will then evaluate your pet’s condition and outline the available testing and treatment options. In all cases that further diagnostics or treatment options are discussed, we will provide a written estimate of recommended services. In addition, as part of the admission procedure consent for surgery and anesthesia is required. Please bring all medications or special diets currently administered to your pet if surgical intervention is a possibility. In most cases, there are some pre-operative diagnostics, such as blood work, radiographs, or ultrasound examinations that are recommended.

Anesthesia/Analgesia: All patients receive intravenous catheters and extensive pre-operative and intra-operative pain management, including continuous intravenous pain medications and epidurals for rear limb procedures. Personalized anesthetic protocols are devised based on the patient and the procedure. The patient’s comfort and stress levels are closely monitored throughout their hospital stay. When anesthesia is in use, complete monitoring of heart rate and rhythm, body temperature, blood pressure, and blood oxygen saturation is performed by one or more surgical technicians. In addition, we have ventilator capability for intra-operative support of patient’s ventilation.

Post-operative Treatment/Monitoring: Post-operative patient comfort and supportive care is of paramount importance to the surgical staff at REACH.  There is an ER doctor and trained veterinary nursing staff on duty 24 hours for our in-hospital patients. We have intensive care units for patients in need of continuous oxygen therapy.

 

The services provided by the surgical staff at REACH include, but are not limited to:

  • Orthopedic Care
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Neurology Services
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Arthroscopy
REACH is a proud member of the American
College of Veterinary Surgeons
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