Moore County Veterinary Surgery

State-of-the-Art Veterinary Surgical Facilities

Your Pet's Surgery

Whether performing a routine surgery or a veterinary emergency procedure, you can have confidence that the entire medical team will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, done with the utmost expertise and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.

We fully understand that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Additionally, the medical staff will provide you with the needed information on postoperative care to ensure the rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

State-of-the-Art Veterinary Surgical Facilities

PineHills Veterinary Hospital's state-of-the-art surgical facility ensures procedures are both as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with the staff's expertise, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

NEW Introducing Our Latest Addition: Laser Surgery

What Is A Laser & How Does It Work?
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation. In short, it is a device that generates a beam of light energy at a specific wavelength.

Laser Surgery Benefits for Patients
Laser surgery has many benefits over classic surgery. The most important of those include faster healing, less blood loss (controlled bleeding), reduced risk of infection (sterilization of the tissue) and less post-surgical pain (quicker recovery time). Another benefit of laser is also the possibility to operate on lesions in locations that would require a longer follow-up such as paws.

Laser Surgery

What Surgeries Can Be Performed With The Laser?
Almost any soft-tissue surgery may be performed with the surgical laser. Routine procedures such as ovariohysterectomy (spay) or castration (neutering) are commonly done with the laser. Laser is also used for skin tumor removal, eyelid surgery such as correction of entropion or ectropion, and some mouth and throat procedures. Your veterinarian will discuss whether laser surgery is appropriate for use during your pet's surgery.

How Laser Declawing Differs From Traditional Declawing
By performing the surgical amputation with a laser instead of a scalpel or clipper, laser declawing is generally considered safer and more humane. The laser cauterizes the incision, so there is no bleeding and no need to bandage the paws. Studies have also shown the laser method to be less painful, as the nerve endings are sealed.


Before Your Pet's Surgery

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen—which, along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age—will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.

State-of-the-Art Veterinary Surgical Facilities

Anesthesia

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. To ensure your pet's surgery is comfortable and safe from start-to-finish, the medical team at PineHills Veterinary Hospital monitor a wide range of vital signs while they're under anesthesia. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use a temperature-controlled operating table to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure.

The Best Pain Management for Your Pet

Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. And, because our companion friends don't understand why they are experiencing pain, it can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

We believe that all patients in pain deserve to have proper pain management, even if long-term medication is needed. We recommend blood testing every six months to monitor kidney and liver values.


State-of-the-Art Veterinary Surgical Facilities

Caring For Your Pet after Surgery

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day after routine surgery. Patients are recovered on heating pads and monitored by a technician until fully recovered. When your pet is discharged, Dr. Garza 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 as well as be a phone call away if you need more assistance after your pet arrives home. Call us at (910) 975-2405 with any questions or concerns you may have following your pet's surgery.

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