Surgery and Veterinary Care in La Mesa
Whether your pet needs a routine operation or emergency care, the highly-skilled pet surgery team at our University Pet Hospital in La Mesa is here to help! We understand that even a common operation like spay and neuter surgery requires careful attention to detail. We follow strict safety and pain management standards to protect your pet’s well-being. From spay/neuter operations to orthopedic pet surgery, our veterinarians our well-equipped and well-experienced to provide excellent care for your pet’s surgical procedure. This depth of experience and advanced training ensures that your pet receives the best possible care while minimizing the risk for potential complications.
Dog and Cat Surgery at Our Animal Hospital
Our veterinary care team works closely with pet owners to prepare them and their pets for surgery. Prior to a scheduled operation, we will conduct diagnostic blood work. This preventative blood work gives our veterinary team a look at your pet’s internal health. Since we will be administering anesthesia during the operation, blood work allows us to detect potential health complications that might affect the use of anesthesia.
For most procedures, we will also recommend no food or water 12 hours in advance. In the event of an allergic reaction to anesthesia, an empty stomach will reduce the risk for health complications. Our pet surgery team will also use advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment, including digital radiography, to precisely diagnose your pet’s underlying health problem. Precise diagnose prior to surgery allows for a safer and swifter operation.
After an operation, we will carefully monitor your pet while the anesthesia wears off. Once your pet’s recovery is well underway, we will send your pet home with detailed post-op care instructions. These instructions include recommendations for dietary and activity modification, as well as pain medication dosage and administration. Our goal is to make the recovery process as easy as possible on both pets and their owners. In fact, many owners report the most challenging part of recovery is keeping their pets still and quiet while their surgical incisions heal. Should you have any questions during the recovery process, our veterinarian is always available.
Our La Mesa animal hospital is proud to be your provider for routine and advanced pet surgery. Common operations we offer include spay/neuter, orthopedic, ACL repair and emergency surgery. Contact our animal at 619.312.4439 hospital to learn more!
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