Your Pet's Surgery

Your Pet's SurgeryWe understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Deer Park Animal Hospital we strive to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also endeavor to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Our doctors perform most soft tissue surgical procedures from spays and neuters to complicated intra-abdominal procedures such as exploratories, bowel resections, cystotomies, canine and feline urethrostomies, and more.

We are also fully equipped to perform most common orthopedic procedures. In particular, our doctors have more than 25 years of experience successfully repairing torn anterior cruciate ligaments, the most common knee injury in small animals. Due to our level of expertise in this form of orthopedic surgery, we receive a significant number of referrals.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.

Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet’s health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we also recommend pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing. These tests not only give us a more complete picture of your pet's health but also allow us to create an anesthetic protocol tailored specifically for your pet.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet’s arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. We also apply heat therapy with warm water heating pads to ensure a safe body temperature is maintained throughout the procedure and during postoperative recovery.

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Pain Management

Pain ManagementDeer Park Animal Hospital also believes that identifying and relieving pain is essential to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols.

At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (631) 667-4004.

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