Veterinary Surgery:

Using Advanced Techniques & Technology to Safely Heal

Surgery

Any time a pet needs to undergo surgery—even a routine operation—it’s a serious matter. It’s important to choose an animal hospital where the veterinarians are highly skilled, the surgery suites are equipped with advanced safety monitoring technology, and your pet’s comfort and security are always maintained.

At Columbia Pike Animal Hospital, we offer all of these features, along with a level of personalized service and care that’s usually only found in smaller hospitals. We invite you to learn more about the veterinary surgical services we provide and the extensive safety protocols we employ.

Experienced & Skilled Veterinary Surgeons

Our highly-educated surgeons have decades of experience between them. Our veterinarians are skilled at performing a wide range of procedures, including everything from soft tissue and oral surgeries to advanced orthopedic knee repairs.

Some of the more common soft tissue procedures we perform include spay and neuter, bladder, exploratory, and bloat surgeries, as well as tumor removals. Our oral surgeries range from tooth extractions and oral tumor removals to jaw fracture repairs.

We also offer veterinary orthopedic surgeries, such as bone fracture repairs, extracapsular, and TightRope CCL knee repairs. Should your pet require surgical care that extends beyond our areas of expertise, we will happily refer you to our network of board-certified veterinary specialists.

Advanced Safety & Monitoring

Your pet’s safety is our number one priority. Before any surgery, we will conduct a comprehensive pre-operative blood screening through our in-house laboratory. This is to confirm that your pet’s organs and systems are healthy enough for us to proceed.

Our veterinarians will then specially tailor anesthetics to suit your pet’s unique health needs. IV fluids can be utilized to administer these and other necessary medications, as well as to ensure your pet is kept hydrated before, during, and after the procedure. This is just the first phase of our safety protocols.

Our surgical suites are fully equipped with advanced technology, enabling us to appropriately monitor and care for your pet throughout his or her procedure. We will use electrocardiography and a Doppler blood pressure machine to monitor your pet’s heart rhythm, electrical impulses, rate, and blood pressure. A pulse oximeter will be used to ensure that appropriate blood gas levels are maintained.

In order to make your pet more comfortable and maintain his or her body temperature, we will utilize heated water blankets. Your pet’s temperature also will be taken every 20 minutes throughout the procedure as a further safety precaution.

Personalized Pet Care

Being in a veterinary hospital can be stressful for pets, especially when they are about to undergo surgery. One of the ways we ease their discomfort is by having a dedicated veterinary technician stay by their side throughout every step of the procedure. This way, when a pet is awakening from anesthesia, a comforting and familiar face will greet him or her. In addition, our experienced veterinary professional will ensure that the pet patient remains calm and doesn’t do anything that may cause harm.

Our personalized care isn’t just limited to pet patients, we will provide it to you as well! As soon as the surgical procedure is over, your pet’s dedicated veterinary technician will contact you to let you know how everything went. This way you will have the information as soon as it’s available. Your pet’s veterinary surgeon also will call with a full report shortly after. We will do everything possible to provide you and your pet with the very best of care.