Surgery at Graylyn Crest Animal Hospital
Graylyn Crest Animal Hospital is equipped to perform most surgical and dental procedures. We ask that your pet does not get food after midnight, but water should be available at all times. Bloodwork can be done prior to, or on the day of surgery. A chemistry panel is run to ensure all organs are functioning properly, a complete blood cell count helps detect inflammatory or infectious processes and assess for anemia prior to anesthesia.
An IV catheter is placed prior to surgery. This is a single use catheter that is placed into a vein which facilitates administration of anesthesia drugs and IV fluids. An IV catheter also provides quick venous access for emergency drugs, should the need arise. If an emergency arises, an IV catheter in place may make the difference between life and death.
We also administer IV fluids throughout the procedure, which will help maintain hydration and assist in maintaining blood pressure and normal organ function.
If your pet doesn’t already have one, we can also place a Res-Q chip under the skin which allows him/her to be scanned and identified, in case they get lost.
Your pet will get pre-medicated with a sedative before he/she goes under anesthesia and will be monitored throughout by a surgery technician using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. A technician will be with your pet the entire time they are under anesthesia as well as while they are recovering.
The doctor will call as your pet is waking up to let you know how they did with the procedure and give you a time you will be able to pick him/her up in the evening.