Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence the doctors and staff at ACTC will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, performed with the utmost expertise, and is as stress-free as possible for you and your pet.
We fully understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy. To that end, we are here to answer any questions regarding your pet's surgery. We will also provide you with postoperative care information to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self. We routinely perform spay/neuter procedures and soft tissue surgeries to remove tumors and foreign bodies.
Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen, which ensures the liver and kidneys (where most anesthetics are flushed from the body) are working properly. Young, healthy pets may only require minimal blood screening, while older pets should have a complete blood panel performed.
The amount of time your pet will need to monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, your veterinarian will provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home.