Surgery

In both our branches on the NSW South Coast we have designated areas for all types of surgical and non-surgical procedures to ensure quality patient care. We have specially designed areas that allow for our procedures to run smoothly and efficiently. Surgery is performed in sterile areas with only the highest of quality, modern and safest equipment throughout your pet’s procedure. Our Veterinarians are highly skilled professionals experienced in performing a range of procedures that includes de-sexing, lump removals, caesareans, major orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery and many more.

Preparation and monitoring

Whilst our surgical rooms are always keep sterile, so too is our equipment. All the instruments used throughout your pet’s procedure have been cleaned and placed through an autoclave machine where they are sterilised under extremely hot high-pressure steam. The surgical gown and gloves that your veterinarian wears has also been placed through the autoclave machine to be sterilised.

Your pet is kept warm during their procedure with our ‘Bear Hugger’ warming blankets that are filled with a constant flow of heated air. Your pet’s health and anaesthetic is monitored continually throughout their procedure and throughout their recovery.

Postoperative Care

Postoperative care after any procedure is incredibly important to you animal’s recovery. Our veterinarians and veterinary nurses monitor your pet very closely after their procedure and up until the time they go home. Your pet will be given the required medications during their procedure so they wake up comfortable and pain free. Your pet will likely be discharged with further oral pain relief to keep them comfortable whilst at home.

The nurse will check your pet’s vital signs regularly (temperature, heart rate, blood pressure) after their procedure. They will ensure your pet is warm by placing heat packs/discs and blankets in their bed so they can recover feeling warm and reassured. Your pet may even get to wake up in the arms of one of our highly skilled nurses or vets. This is because we are truly compassionate about animals and understand that animals cannot communicate like humans do, so ensuring they feel loved and safe is incredibly important to us.

Before/After Surgery Care

Useful information on what to do if your pet is coming in for surgery.

De-sexing

A surgical procedure that removes a section of the animal's reproductive system.

Orthopaedic surgery

Our veterinarians are qualified to perform orthopaedic surgery to repair damaged or defected bones and joints.

 

Lump Removal

Most lumps and bumps are harmless but some can be dangerous and may be cancerous, so we highly recommend a vet examination.

Endoscope

Some pets require us to look further down their nose, oesophagus, stomach, trachea, bronchi and lungs for further investigation.

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