Your Pet's Surgery at PetCura Animal Hospital

PetCura Animal HospitalAt PetCura Animal Hospital, we understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy. To that end, Dr. Mann is happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Our medical staff is also happy to provide you information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence the entire staff at PetCura Animal Hospital will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, performed with the utmost expertise, and as stress-free as possible for you and your pet.

Our Facilities

PetCura Animal Hospital's state-of-the-art surgical facility ensures procedures are as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is rapidly advancing, and the combination of these advancements with our expertise, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

Our Procedures

Dr. Mann and the rest of the dedicated team at PetCura Animal Hospital make it our foremost goal to provide surgical services that address whatever your treasured companion may need. We offer a wide range of both soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures, including:

Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures

Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

PetCura Animal HospitalPre-Surgery Examination

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, Dr. Mann conducts a thorough examination. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen to test organ function and complete blood cell counts, which, along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any. In certain cases, the team at PetCura Animal Hospital also may conduct additional testing, such as urinanalysis, EKG, ultrasound or x-rays.

Pre-Surgery Medication

Our team aims to ensure that your pet’s surgical experience is as free of pain and stress as possible. Toward that end, we administer pre-medicate drugs to your pet before anesthesia, including a mild sedative and pain medication. This strategy allows your pet to be relaxed before anesthesia is induced, and decreases the amount of induction agent required.

Anesthesia Protocol

Once your pet is ready, our medical team utilizes a wide range of anesthetic drugs, depending on the precise needs of your special companion. We work with the same drugs found in human hospitals, as they take effect quickly and allow our staff to titrate the exact levels of medication needed for your pet. All animals are intubated (a tube is placed in their windpipe) to allow complete control of their airway, and are maintained on the safest inhalant anesthetic gas with oxygen.

Intravenous catheters are placed in all patients undergoing general anesthesia. This allows us direct access to their circulatory system during the procedure and a route to administer any medications needed. IV fluids are also administered to your pet to keep them hydrated and help combat low blood pressure which can be a side effect of general anesthesia.

Surgical Monitoring

While your pet is under general anesthesia, one of our well-trained, experienced veterinary technicians will continuously monitor their vital signs. Our technicians will keep a close eye on your pet using state-of-the-art, specialized anesthesia monitoring technology, which tracks your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Post-Surgical Care

PetCura Animal HospitalAfter your companion’s procedure is complete, they will continue to be monitored by members of our staff until they are awake in the recovery area of our treatment room. Our team will provide heating support as needed to keep patients warm and comfortable, and a customized pain management protocol will be calculated and administered for every patient. You will be called as soon as your pet is in recovery to inform you that the procedure is complete and your pet is waking up from anesthesia.

The time your pet will need to monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, Dr. Mann will provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at PetCura Animal Hospital with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.