Surgery

Dr. Steven Sirmon and Dr. Frank Aman have many years of collective surgical experience, and they carefully and compassionately apply this knowledge to every operation performed, regardless of whether it is considered routine or more complicated. Our advanced surgical suite is fully equipped with state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic, and monitoring equipment tools available in veterinary medicine. If your furry friend is facing a surgical procedure, they will be in good hands at Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital.

What types of surgeries are performed at Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital?

Many different procedures ranging from relatively common to complex surgeries are performed by our compassionate veterinarians each day. Some of the more common procedures include:

  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Declaws
  • Mass removals
  • Biopsies
  • Foreign body removal
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Tail cropping

We conduct many other surgical procedures as well, so please contact our hospital if something your pet may need is not listed here.

What happens prior, during and post surgery?

Before any procedure, our experienced veterinarians recommend running blood work on every pet to search for underlying health issues that may not be visible on physical exam alone. A complete blood count (CBC) determines the amount of red and white blood cells, along with platelets present in the body of the surgical candidate. Blood chemistries measure they function of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas. Electrolyte levels indicate the pet’s level of hydration. Blood testing is an excellent indicator of the overall health of the animal and assists our compassionate doctors in administering anesthesia and performing every surgery as safely as possible.

Pain preventatives are required prior to any surgery performed at Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital. Our precious pets feel pain in much the same way we do as people, and our veterinarians will keep them as comfortable as possible during the surgical process. After surgery, your pet will continue to be monitored, and additional pain medication will be administered as necessary.

Continual monitoring of the heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels will take place during the surgery. Our careful veterinarians will keep a watchful eye on the vital signs of each pet under our care.

During the post-surgical phase, your pet will continue to be monitored for any difficulties recovering, as well as signs of pain. You will be contacted for a status update as soon as your precious pet is safely resting and recovering.