Pet Surgery Services
The skilled veterinarians at Avery Creek Pet Hospital perform surgeries on site that include, but are not limited to, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic procedures, dental and emergency surgeries. All surgical patients are examined by the veterinarian, have pre-anesthetic blood work, receive both IV fluids and anesthetics which are tailored to meet your pet's needs. The anesthetic we use is the safest available. Pets are always monitored by modern equipment including pulse oximetry, heart rate and temperature in addition to being physically monitored by a technician.
Internal Medicine for Pets
Our veterinarians cover all areas of internal medicine including: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Oncology and some Orthopedic Surgery.
Occasionally certain conditions arise that require a specialist's opinion or treatment. We are able to consult with a number of board certified specialists including: internists, surgeons, neurologists, ophthalmologists and critical care specialists.
Radiology: Pet X-rays
Modern technology allows our veterinarians to evaluate and diagnose medical conditions by taking radiographs (x-rays). Radiographs are helpful in giving insight as to what may be ailing your pet or causing discomfort. We have on-site developing so that results can be available, reviewed and discussed with the pet owner as quickly as possible.
Prepare your Pet for Surgery
Depending on the surgical procedure your pet needs, there are different steps you'll need to take to prepare your pet for procedures.
- First, to prepare your pet for anesthesia, do not allow your pet to eat anything after 10 p.m. the night prior to the surgery, althought they may have as much water as they'd like.
- Continue to give your pet any prescribed medications unless instructed otherwise by the veterinarian.
- Be sure to show up early to complete any surgical release forms or paperwork needed.
- Be sure to inform the staff of all medications, drug allergies, previous issues with anesthetic and all medical conditions.
- When picking your pet up after a procedure, be sure to allow time to discuss post-operative care, medications and to schedule follow-up appointments.