Your Pet's Surgery

Pet Surgeries

Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence that Dr. Kaser and the entire staff at Brewster Veterinary Hospital 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.

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 medical staff is happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

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Veterinary Surgical Facility

Brewster Veterinary Hospital's modern surgical facility ensures procedures are as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with our expertise, greatly reduces the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Treating your pet's bones, tendons, and ligaments ensures your four-legged friend will have a mobile and healthy future. We offer limited orthopedic services including cruciate repair and amputations.

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Soft Tissue Surgery

Our modern surgical facilities 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

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination must occur first. This exam includes an optional 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

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. 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, 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.

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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 companion friends 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, NSAIDs and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.

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Postoperative Care

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. When your pet is discharged, our veterinarians and surgical technicians 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. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (508) 896-2540 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.

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