Learning that your pet needs surgery can be a frightening and stressful time. Even if it’s for a routine procedure, you want to make sure that your four-legged friend will receive the best possible care and the greatest chance at a positive outcome. At Cambie Animal Hospital, we understand the feelings of uncertainty and concern that you have and the questions you may be struggling with. Why? Because each one of us has been in your shoes. That’s why we work so hard to make every surgery performed in our hospital as positive and stress-free an experience as possible. We want to set your mind at ease so you’ll feel confident that when you entrust your pet to us for surgery, they will be in excellent hands with our dedicated surgical team!
We offer an extensive range of pet surgeries, all performed in our state of the art surgical suite by our highly skilled veterinarians who always adhere to the strictest standards of safety and care. Whether it’s a routine spay or neuter, or complex emergency surgery to save your pet’s life, we treat each procedure with the same level of care and attention. From our modern surgical techniques to our cutting edge equipment, right down to the safest, most effective anesthetic products that we’ve carefully chosen, our goal is to provide each surgical patient with the best possible care.
Should our vets recommend surgery for your pet, the first step in the process is educating you on exactly what is needed and why. We want to help you make the most informed decision on your pet’s care and to include you as an active participant in the process. Before moving forward, we’ll conduct a series of diagnostic tests on your companion to confirm that they are well enough to proceed. We never want to place our patients at risk, and take every precaution to ensure a safe and successful experience.
Once we receive the green light to proceed, we’ll work on developing a customized pain management protocol for your pet. We want to keep them comfortable while also minimizing risk as much as possible. Our team will then prep your pet for surgery, administering the pain control medication with great care. During surgery, we’ll work diligently and efficiently, closely monitoring your companion to ensure his or her wellbeing at all times. Blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate and pain control will all be closely managed with modern monitoring equipment to keep your pet as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.
Once surgery is complete, we’ll gently move your companion to our quiet recovery area where our team will continue to monitor them as they begin to wake up from anesthesia. A member of our care team will contact you to explain how the procedure went and to arrange for you to come retrieve your pet. Before taking your pet home, we’ll carefully go over our postoperative care instructions, which may include pain control to help your companion recover comfortably at home.
If your pet needs surgery, you needn’t worry. The surgical team at Cambie Animal Hospital is prepared to meet all of your companion’s surgical needs and provide you both with a positive, stress-free experience. We’ll have your pet fixed up and on the road to a full and speedy recovery in no time.