Veterinary Surgical Services
We offer a full array of surgical services and options here at Simonton Veterinary Clinic. We routinely perform multiple types of surgery from a routine spay to major abdominal surgery. Most surgeries are performed in our hospital by our doctors on staff but if your beloved pet requires more extensive surgery such as a hip replacement or thoracotomy, we are happy to refer you to a specialty center for further care.
Having surgery with us soon?
Here is a brief summary on what to expect:
Your doctor will discuss anesthesia and the surgical procedure prior to scheduling the procedure and answer any questions that you may have. We ask that you withhold food and water after midnight on the night prior to surgery. You will then drop off your pet during surgical drop off from 8am to 8:30am. A technician will review the paperwork with you at the time of drop off. Your pet is then transferred to our surgical ward for preanesthetic testing and surgical prep. All patients receive a warm blanket or bed before, during, and after their surgical procedure. After preanesthetic testing, you will be contacted if any abnormalities are noted. Once preanesthetic testing is reviewed, appropriate anesthesia is administered for each patient. This ranges from light sedation with a local block all the way to full anesthesia with complete anesthetic monitoring. The surgical procedure is then performed and your pet is monitored by our doctors and staff until fully recovered from anesthesia. Some patients stay overnight for observation but most are discharged the same day if possible. Once your beloved pet is awake, you are contacted by phone by our staff to update you on all that happened during the procedure and we also confirm the time that your pet can leave the hospital. You are always welcome to ask questions!
Itchy Pet Awareness
Itchy Pet Awareness Month may be over, but it is always good to keep an eye out for your pet’s health when it comes to allergies and skin conditions. Frequent licking, excessive rolling, ear problems, hair loss, body odor, and skin changes are all common symptoms. If you spot any of these Itchy signs in your pet, call us today to schedule a skin health checkup!