Your Pet's Surgery

Surgery for Your Pet

Your Pet's SurgeryWe understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At San Benito 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.

We are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, San Benito Animal Hospital performs an array of soft tissue surgeries. For pets requiring orthopedic procedures, we have partnered with a nearby board certified orthopedic surgeon.

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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 anesthesia all pets are examined by a doctor and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol 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 to ensure a safe body temperature is maintained throughout the procedure.

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Pain Management

Pain ManagementSan Benito 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. Our advanced techniques include local blocks, regional blocks (including epidurals), and constant rate infusions for postoperative pain relief.

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.

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Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged, 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 (956) 399-3221.

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