Surgery

 

We are able to perform a wide range of routine, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries including (but not limited to):

- Desexing

- Lump removals

- Wound closure

- Caesarean (C-Section)

- Cruciate ligament repair

- Brachycephalic airway surgery (for dogs with breathing difficulty)

- Fracture repair (broken bones)

- Patella luxation surgery (slipping knee caps)

- Removal of intestinal foreign bodies

- Entropion/ectropion repair (for eyelids that roll in or out)

Before surgery

Unless you have been directed otherwise we ask that you fast your dog or cat from 8pm the night before the surgery. Please allow access to water at all times.

 

For birds and small exotic pets such as rabbits and rats we recommend allowing access to food and water at all times up to the time of surgery.

Many people elect to bath their pet the day before surgery as they cannot have a bath while they have stitches (up to 2 weeks post surgery).

 

On the day of surgery

We request that you drop off your pet between 8am and 9am on the day of surgery. Our experienced veterinary nurses will admit your pet, confirm all your contact details for the day and answer any questions you may have. Our nurse will also ask you when admitting your pet if you would like to proceed with pre-anaesthetic blood testing or intra-operative IV fluids. They will also book a discharge appointment, if appropriate, at this time.

 

A veterinarian will give your pet a thorough physical examination on the day of surgery before proceeding with the general anaesthetic. If we have any concerns we will contact you to discuss any tests, treatment or surgical recommendations.

 

Following surgery we monitor every animal closely until they are fully recovered. For most surgeries your pet will be able to go home that afternoon. For major surgeries your pet may need to stay in hospital overnight or for several days.

 

At the time of discharge we will discuss all home care instructions and medications with you.