Surgery

At Robinson Animal Hospital we routinely perform a wide variety of surgeries. All of our  locations are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical  suites for the safety and well-being of your pets. This includes advanced equipment to thoroughly monitor your pet throughout any surgical procedure.

Spaying and Neutering

We perform spays and neuters at each of our locations and these are our most common surgeries. We strongly recommend this procedure for all family pets for your convenience and to control overpopulation.

Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps.  

We also perform some surgeries on ears and eyes, depending on the situation and need. 

Orthopedic Surgery

We do perform some orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we often refer patients to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform these surgeries.

  • Leg fractures are the most common orthopedic issue presented at our clinic.  There are a variety of ways to treat fractures and your veterinarian will cover this thoroughly with you. If surgery is necessary, you may be referred to a specialist. 
  • Another common surgical procedure is knee surgery, including medial patella luxation and anterior cruciate ligament tears, known as ACL surgery.  
  • Other orthopedic concerns will be addressed individually.
  • In all cases, we will work with the specialist to whom you have been referred to provide optimum care for your pet. 

Additional Surgeries

We perform numerous surgeries, based on medical needs.  Your veterinarian will discuss each individual surgery with you.

Prior to Surgery

We require a blood analysis to minimize anesthetic risks. Your veterinarian will have a pre-surgical consultation to fully explain the procedure and answer any questions that you might have.

During Surgery

We monitor your pet’s heart, lungs, oxygen saturation levels, temperature, and blood pressure. Although not required, we strongly recommend fluids to help in reversal of the anesthesia when the surgery is over.

Post Surgery

We will continue to monitor your pet closely until it has been determined that he or she has fully recovered from the effects of anesthesia. Pain management will begin immediately following surgery and will continue for as long as is necessary.

Ask us how laser therapy can effectively assist in pain management and promote faster healing.

 

After Care

Your veterinarian will discuss any after care that is necessary for your pet to achieve optimum results and remain comfortable. You will be advising regarding continued pain management and a follow up appointment will be scheduled.

If your pet is scheduled for surgery, please withhold food and water at midnight on the evening prior to surgery. You may bring them to us between 7:30-9AM for their procedure.

 

 

 

 

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