Our veterinarians perform a wide variety of surgical procedures here at Brookdale Animal Hospital. We also work closely with board certified surgeons that perform more complicated soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries right here in our hospital so you don't have to drive far.
We perform preanesthetic blood screening on all patients prior to surgery to help detect any problems that could affect your pet's surgery or recovery. Patients will have an intravenous (IV) catheter placed and receive fluid therapy throughout their procedure. This helps maintain your pet's blood pressure and improves blood flow to your pet's vital organs, replaces any fluid loss, improves your pet's recovery time and is vital in administering emergency medications if needed. Pain reduction also plays a vital role in your pet's recovery time and why we require pain management for all surgeries. We perform regional, local and dental anesthetic blocks, use anti-inflammatories and analgesics as deemed necessary to make your pet more comfortable.
You can also feel comfortable that your pet will be closely monitored while under anesthesia by a highly qualified and educationally trained veterinary technician. Our veterinary technicians have completed either a 2 or 4-year program in veterinary technology, passed the national exam and have completed additional training here at Brookdale Animal Hospital.
Though we can not guarantee the surgical outcome of any case, we can guarantee that we will take care of your pet as if they were our own.
If you ever have questions or concerns regarding an upcoming anesthetic or surgical procedure please give us a call as we will be happy to speak with you.
DROPPING OFF YOUR PET FOR SURGERY
Surgical 'drop-off'' appointments are scheduled between 8-9 am the morning of your pet's surgery or from 4-5pm the night before the surgery. If you can not arrange to 'drop off' your pet during these time frames please give us a call and we can try to accommodate you. Surgical 'drop off' appointments take around 15-20 minutes depending on your pets surgery, so please plan accordingly. At the time of your scheduled appointment, your veterinarian will confirm the surgical procedure requested and address any questions that you may have before proceeding.
Please do not feed your pet after 10pm the evening before your pet's surgery, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Access to fresh water should be allowed at all times.
In the event, you need to reschedule your pet's surgery we request a 24-hour cancellation notice.
For the safety of all of our patients, we require that all routine surgeries (spay, neuter, comprehensive dental cleanings etc.) are current on their annual physical exam, vaccinations and heartworm testing (dogs only). We highly recommend updating your pet's exam and vaccinations prior to their scheduled surgery to avoid any additional complications that can occur with vaccination, which could affect your pet's recovery.