Pet Surgery: Exceptional Care Before, During and After
Maintaining a long, healthy life for your pet may require that they have surgery to prevent problems or correct an existing issue. Whatever the circumstances, you want to be certain that your pet is receiving the best care throughout their procedure. At Companion Animal Hospital of Vernon Hills, every step of the surgery process is dedicated to your pet's safety and comfort. We understand your concerns, and will take time to answer all of your questions before going any further. Additionally, our team will walk you through the post-surgical steps to help you care for your pet during their recovery at home.
Anesthesia Safety and Pain Management
Minimizing your pet's health risks before, during and after surgery is our highest priority. To ensure that their surgery goes smoothly, we first need to examine your pet and run blood work to make sure they're healthy. Furthermore, a full evaluation will help us measure the proper anesthesia levels for your pet. If your pet is showing signs of illness prior to surgery, we may reschedule their procedure for a later date.
All surgery patients are premedicated with pain relieving medications and receive an IV catheter for fluids. Additionally, a veterinary technician will be monitoring your pet's vitals including:
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Respiratory rate
- Blood oxygen levels
Your pet deserves to be as comfortable as possible following their surgery, and pain can slow their recovery. Our hospital can provide a variety of pain control options to help your pet heal and remain reasonably active during the recovery process. Our options include injectable medication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and more. We will recommend the best medication and dosage for your pet.
Surgeries We Can Provide
Our veterinarians are knowledgeable and skilled to perform a variety of pet surgeries, including:
- Routine spay and neuter
- Skin, eye and ear tumor removals
- Bladder surgery (cystotomy)
- Abdominal exploratories
- Skin surgery (skin tag removal, wound repair)
- Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair
Planning for Your Pet's Surgery
Whether you have questions about your pet's impending surgery or would like to set up an appointment, we're here to help! Our team will give you the information you need to stay informed about your pet's care before, during and after their procedure. Furthermore, we're always available to answer your questions in the days that follow to help you and your pet through their recovery. Just give us a call at (847) 821-6189.