The Highest Standards in Dog and Cat Surgery in Springfield
When you place your pet’s health in our hands, that’s all the motivation our team in Springfield needs to give them the very best care. Dog and cat surgery is complex because it requires placing patients under anesthesia and performing invasive procedures to improve their health. Like human surgery, dog and cat surgery has inherent risks, but we follow extremely strict protocols for sedation, monitoring, and pain management to keep those risks minimal.
Stages of Safety
Safety is our priority at every stage of your dog or cat’s surgery:
- Before surgery: We examine your pet thoroughly and take a blood test to evaluate their condition to minimize anesthesia risks. If your pet is hiding an illness or showing signs of another problem that could interfere with their safety, we may need to cancel or reschedule their surgery.
- During surgery: A technician is assigned to monitor your pet’s vital signs including:
- Heart rate
- Respiration rate
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturation
Our digital monitoring equipment enables our team members to detect changes quickly. This way, we can adjust your pet’s anesthesia dosage as needed. Throughout the surgery, your pet will also have an IV catheter for the delivery of fluid therapy, pain relief, and other medications as necessary. We also maintain healthy body temperatures using warm blankets.
- After surgery: Your pet’s assigned technician will watch over them and provide additional pain relief as needed to ease their recovery. Appropriate pain management is necessary to make the healing process as comfortable as possible for your pet. If needed, we can use our pick-up/drop-off service to transport your pet back to you when they are ready to return home. You can expect a call from us within 24 hours to check on your pet and answer any questions you have.
Dog and Cat Surgeries We Offer
If your dog or cat ever needs surgery, these are the services our veterinarian can perform:
- Spays and neuters
- Tumor and cyst removal
- Bladder stone removal
- Gastric and intestinal foreign body removal
- Laceration/wound repair
To learn more about the services we offer and how to plan your dog or cat’s surgery, please call us at (217) 525-9556. We look forward to answering your questions and easing any concerns you have.