Your Pet's Surgery

Surgery For Your Pet

Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure you can have confidence that the doctors and surgical team at Brewster Veterinary Hospital will ensure your pet receives the best possible care before, during and after surgery.

At Brewster Veterinary Hospital we understand allowing your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy decision. We are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Our surgical staff is happy to provide you with information on all aspects of the surgery and postoperative care to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.

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Soft Tissue Surgery

We offer a range of soft-tissue surgeries, including spay/neuter, exploratory surgery, growth removals, feline unblocking, GDV and foreign body removal.

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Pre-Surgery Exams at Brewster Veterinary Hospital

Your pet will receive a thorough examination before undergoing any surgical procedure. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen that—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.

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Anesthesia is required for most surgical procedures. We offer the safest anesthesia methods and procedures that are appropriate for your pet's age and breed. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, capnography, body temperature and oxygen level are all continuously evaluated during surgery. Providing a high standard of anesthetic care for your pet is our priority.

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Pain Management

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

To minimize your pet's discomfort we typically use a combination of local anesthetics, anti-inflammatory medications and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal and depends on several factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure. We ensure that your pet is comfortable and well cared for during their time with us.

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Postoperative Care

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. When your pet is discharged we will provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication. In these cases, we will explain how and when to administer those medications.

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