Surgery: What to Expect the Day Of
On surgery days, our surgical patients are examined by their veterinarian prior to surgery to ensure they are healthy. Pre-operative bloodwork is performed to ensure healthy internal organ and metabolic function that is fit for surgery.
Prior to the procedure, an intravenous catheter is placed to allow direct access for medications during and immediately after the procedure. An endotracheal tube is placed while your pet is asleep to help your pet breathe during the procedure.
Your pet is closely monitored by a trained veterinary support staff member and a veterinarian during the entire surgical process – from beginning to recovery. Specialized equipment is used to measure parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, ECG, oxygen saturation, and temperature. Additional medications or intravenous fluids may be given if needed during and after the procedure. Your pet is placed on a warming blanket to keep them comfortable while they are asleep.