Surgery

Does your animal companion need surgery and it’s making you feel anxious?

Pet surgery is serious business. Even common procedures, such as spays and neuters, should be handled with care. After all, your pet is a beloved member of the family. At Richmond Veterinary Clinic, we don’t consider any surgery to be routine. Our experienced doctors and highly trained support staff are here to ensure that your companion’s entire surgical experience goes as smoothly as possible. From meticulous preparation to individualized pain management to the extra measures taken to keep our patients safe and comfortable, you’ll never have to worry.

We approach every procedure with the same high standards of care. This includes thorough preoperative testing to identify and prepare for any potential risks. It also involves developing a strategy to keep your pet as secure and comfortable as possible. We’ll tailor a pain control plan to suit your companion’s unique needs, using the safest, most effective anesthesia products. The more customized the plan, the better the experience for your pet.

The day of surgery, we will be here to welcome you to the clinic, answer your questions and get your pet settled in. Our pre-surgical preparation will be handled with the utmost compassion. During surgery, we follow the strictest guidelines for patient care. The doctor will work with great precision as our experienced technicians keep a close watch on your pet’s condition. Our surgical suite is outfitted with up-to-date equipment, which we use to carefully monitor your pet’s vital signs and pain levels. Rest assured that your loved one will be in caring, capable hands with our surgical team!

Following the operation, we will relocate your pet to our recovery room for continuous monitoring. Depending on the type of surgery, some pets may be ready to go home the same day, while others may need to be monitored overnight. Prior to sending your pet home, we will discuss our postoperative care instructions with you. We’ll cover everything from preventing your companion from licking the surgical incision to easing him or her back onto a normal diet and exercise routine. We want you to feel confident that your loved one will have a safe, pain-free recovery.

After a surgical procedure, your pet may benefit from acupuncture or laser therapy treatments to naturally manage any pain during the healing process. We invite you to give us a call and discuss how we can make your companion’s surgical experience a positive one.

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