Pet Surgery in Tewksbury
Being told that you need surgery can be an emotional time. The same is true when someone is told that his/her pet needs surgery. The caring, experienced doctors at Shawsheen Animal Hospital know this emotion all too well, and our goal is to make the surgery process as comfortable as possible for everyone involved. As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we abide by the highest surgical standards in veterinary medicine so your pet can receive the safest and highest quality of care. Our sterile surgery suite is equipped with the most up-to-date gas anesthesia and monitoring equipment for your pet’s safety and comfort.
Types of Surgeries We Perform
Using a laser or traditional tools, we can perform a number of routine and non-routine pet surgeries onsite, including:
- Intestinal foreign body removal
- Oral surgery
- Wound/laceration repair
- Bladder surgery
- Skin tumor removal
Pet Laser Surgery
We are excited to have the ability to perform surgeries using a laser. Unlike traditional surgery, pet laser surgery involves “cutting” skin tissue using only a beam of light energy. This cutting occurs when the cells are vaporized by the laser. Some of the benefits of pet laser surgery include a reduction in pain, bleeding, and the chance of swelling and infection. This results in a faster recovery, allowing your pet to return to her normal activity sooner. Most of the surgeries listed above can be performed with a laser.
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Surgery
We require pre-anesthetic blood work prior to every surgical procedure we perform. The results of these tests help us ensure that each pet is healthy enough for surgery. After your pet is prepped for surgery, we place in IV catheter for the delivery of anesthesia, fluids, and medication. We then gradually administer the anesthesia until your pet is completely sedated. Your pet’s vitals will be monitored throughout the entire surgical procedure.
When the surgery is complete, we reduce the anesthesia and continue to monitor your pet. A veterinary technician will be assigned to your pet during recovery. We will then contact you to let you know how the surgery went and advise you to pick your pet up at your scheduled discharge appointment. Upon your arrival, we’ll provide you with discharge instructions so your pet can recover as quickly as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about what to expect during your pet’s surgery, or if you need to schedule an appointment, give us a call!