Your Pet's Surgery

Your Pet's Surgery at Valley Lyons Pet Hospital

Veterinary Spays and NeutersSkilled and Compassionate Care for Your Pet

The decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. For your pet's safety and your peace of mind, we follow the strictest surgical guidelines to keep your pet comfortable and help make the experience as stress-free as possible for both of you.

Surgical Procedures at Valley Lyons Pet Hospital

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Cesarean sections

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Dr. Garha will provide you with all the information you need, so you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

Customized Anesthesia Protocols

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, age and weight, are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet. During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.

Pain Management for Your Pet's Complete Comfort

We all know that pain hurts - but it has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body, too. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and can cause behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain also worsens diseases like arthritis and may exacerbate the effects of some cancers.

Postoperative Care for your petFor all these reasons, the team at Valley Lyons Pet Hospital take controlling your pet's pain very seriously. As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you both share, we administer a pain management regimen before, during and after surgery. It is our goal to treat your pet's pain before your pet even experiences discomfort.

For surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions we use all our available and safe resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and kept warm and comfortable during recovery. When your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided with detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise after you and your pet return home.