THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING THE HOPE VETERINARY CLINIC FOR YOUR PETS SURGERY
For most of us few things in life are as satisfying as the loving companionship that we receive from our pets. That is why the Hope Veterinary Clinic has advanced surgical protocols that you won’t find at many other pet hospitals.
Our doctors have over 90 years combined expertise and augment their medical training by attending multiple continuing education seminars throughout the year. Our AAHA certified clinic keeps abreast of new surgical services and techniques as research demonstrates their importance, effectiveness and safety.
We feel that all pets not intended for breeding should be spayed or neutered for several reasons:
• Control of pet overpopulation
• Eliminate risks of various diseases such as mammary,ovarian and uterine cancers in females and conditions such as mastitis and pyometra
• Eliminate risks of various diseases and conditions such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and prostatitis in males
• Decrease spraying or marking behavior
• Decrease roaming , aggression and fighting
• It will not change the personality of your pet!
How do our surgery protocols differ from others that perform surgery?
• We look at each pet as an individual and realize that anesthesia and surgery for your pet is a serious procedure. All patients are given a thorough examination prior to anesthesia.
• Pre-anesthesia blood tests are recommended, and we have the capability to do immediate routine diagnostics with our in-house laboratory.
• We administer a pre-anesthetic sedative to help your pet rest more comfortably during the procedure. The type and amount of injection will depend upon your pet’s age, breed and species.
• The veterinarian will use an individual, sterile surgical pack of instruments for each patient exactly as a human doctor would do.
• Pain medication is administered prior to anesthesia in EVERY case, as research shows that pets recover from surgery at a faster rate with pre-operative pain medication than those who do not have pain medication. Postoperative pain management will be provided on an as-needed basis.
• Surgery is done in our sterile surgical suite where your pet is electronically monitored for oxygen level and heart rate by a registered veterinary surgical technician throughout the entire surgery. We use isoflurane gas anesthesia, which is also used on humans, and is one of the safest methods available.
• Postoperative care includes constant observed recovery monitoring by registered veterinary technicians, and we use external heat sources to recover body heat lost during anesthesia. All observations made by the doctor, such as abnormalities of the body cavity, length of procedure, and anesthesia evaluation are permanently recorded.
• A status call is placed by the surgical technician who assisted during the surgery, to inform you of your pet’s condition.
• Most pets are able to go home the same evening, and a night’s stay in our hospital is included with every surgery for those who leave the next day.
• Detailed release instructions are discussed, and a copy is provided for you to take home when you pick up your pet.
• Our doctors are available 24 hours a day for any kind of post-surgical complication, including concerns and questions by worried owners.
• Follow-up calls are made by our knowledgeable staff within two to three days of your pet’s return home in order to answer any questions that you may have, and to check on your pet’s recovery.
We recommend laser surgery for your pet’s surgical procedure. Laser surgery decreases pain during the procedure as the nerve endings are sealed by the laser beam. Post-operatively, your pet will experience less pain, swelling and inflammation.
There is less bleeding as the blood vessels are sealed by the laser beam during surgery, allowing our doctor to perform your pet’s surgery with extraordinary precision.
There is less swelling as the laser beam does not crush or tear tissue, as the laser beam comes into contact only with the tissue to be incised, ablated or excised.
There is reduced risk of infection since the laser beam sterilizes the tissue while the surgeon performs your pet’s operation.
Please call our office today and one of our friendly receptionists will make the surgical appointment for your pet!