We understand surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Sangaree Animal Hospital, we strive to ensure that your pet's surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also endeavor to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and any other information you may need to feel comfortable making the right choice for your pet.
Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, Sangaree Animal Hospital performs an array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries such as (but not limited to): exploratory laparotomy, gastrostomy, bladder, GDV (bloat), c-section, some opthalmology surgeries (eyelid surgeries such as entropion or growth removals, and corneal surgery), laceration repairs and growth removals. We offer dewclaw removal and tail doc if you elect to do so. This must be done between 3-5 days of age.
We also believe identifying and relieving pain is important to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you for your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.
Spaying (in females) and neutering (in males) is a routine surgical procedure that removes the reproductive organs in pets, preventing them from being able to either become pregnant or impregnate other animals.
We strongly recommend spaying or neutering your pet to prevent to provide a range of health benefits for your pet. Spaying and neutering have been shown to reduce the chances of certain cancers and other health problems, and also help avoid concerning behaviors such as domination, aggression, ‘heat’ periods, and excessive marking (peeing on things to ‘mark’ them).
Meanwhile, spaying and neutering will not have any effect on the positive aspects of your pet’s personality, and post-surgical recovery takes only days.
Spaying and neutering are also responsible choices for the animal world at large, reducing unwanted offspring that can end up homeless, sheltered, or euthanized.
Have questions about spaying or neutering? Our veterinary experts would be happy to address any and all concerns you may have.
Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols that are available.
Anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which includes the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience.
During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is continuously monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. Your pet's body temperature is also maintained by the use of a circulating warm water pad.