Scarborough Pet Surgeries

pet surgery, scarborough, ONThe decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo Scarborough pet surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence we have in our abilities and state-of-the-art surgical suite, we know that surgery is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Birch-Dan Animal Hospital truly believes that our personal attention to each patient and client is what makes our Scarborough veterinary surgical services unique.

Pre-surgical planning entails a thorough discussion of what will minimize anesthetic risk to the patient, by performing a thorough pre-surgical veterinary examination as well as pre-anesthetic blood testing to make sure the pet will be able to handle the anesthetic and surgical procedure safely. All of this is done on-site so information is available quickly and efficiently. If problems are identified from the exam and bloodwork that would pose a significant surgical and anesthetic risk to the patient, then procedure may be delayed until the problem at hand is dealt with adequately. Our overall mission is to make sure your pet is able to undergo and recover from the procedure(s) safely.

From Spays to Veterinary Orthopedics

Beyond routine spay and neuter surgeries, we also perform a wide range of other soft tissue surgeries (such as intestinal surgeries, foreign body removal, splenectomy, bladder stone removal, wound/laceration/abscess repairs, biopsies and mass removals). We also perform various eye procedures including eye enucleation, corneal and eyelid surgeries. We also perform various orthopedic surgeries such as simple fractures, cruciate, patellar and some hip surgeries. Most of the orthopedic surgeries are performed by the orthopedic surgeon on-site for more advanced orthopedic procedures.

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Scarborough Veterinary Laser Surgery

Birch-Dan Animal Hospital uses a CO2 laser for all of its veterinary surgical procedures.

Laser surgery is one of the most humane surgical techniques available. Laser surgery minimizes bleeding by cauterizing and sealing small blood vessels, reduces pain by sealing nerve endings as it passes through tissue, limits swelling because there is no physical contact between the laser and surgical area, and reduces the risk of infection. In all, a laser promotes more rapid healing after a surgical procedure as well as reduces the risks of undergoing surgery.

We have utilized a laser for our Scarborough pet surgeries since 2007 and have found that our clients are extremely happy with this type of surgery.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

scarborough pet surgeryEnsuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. At Birch-Dan Animal Hospital your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.

Prior to your pet’s surgery he or she will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen will be performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by well trained and experienced veterinary technicians using our Cardell monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

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Pain Management

Birch-Dan Animal Hospital takes pain control very seriously.

In fact, pain management is not just about compassionate care. We have found that a proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our pre-, intra-, and post-surgical protocols.

Post-surgery, we prescribe pain medications to all of our patients. We find that pain medication helps pets recover faster as it makes them less anxious after surgery so they are able to rest and eat better. At discharge, we will provide a thorough explanation of the medication’s proper use and dosage.

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Postoperative Care

scarborough pet surgery, post-opAs your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.

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