A scary situation for any animal owner to be in is one in which they know their pet has to have a surgery. At Indian Springs Animal Clinic, Dr. Gaddis and his staff do their best to put you at ease and to keep your pet comfortable throughout the entire process. Surgery is done in several stages. The first stage is a physical examination including blood work and x-ray pictures. The next step in the process is a meeting with the doctor on options available that may or may not include surgery. If surgery is the best option for you and your pet, then your pet is taken into our surgical suite and is immediately sedated so that all pre-op testing can be done without upsetting your animal.
During surgery, Dr. Gaddis uses the latest surgical techniques to fully complete your pet’s surgery in a timely and efficient manner. While your pet is under anesthesia, monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels is done to make sure your pet is tolerating the surgery well. If your pet will be having a particularly complicated procedure, we will work with you to refer your pet to a board certified surgeon in the area.
After surgery, also known as post-op care, your pet may be monitored continuously for several days in what is known as intensive care or may be able to leave in a minimum amount of time. Once your pet is brought out of anesthesia, they are assessed by our staff for pain and any other complications. If found to be ready to go home, they are discharged with the appropriate care instructions and medications as well as a follow up appointment in the near future.