Your Pet's Surgery at North Haven and North Colony Animal Hospitals

Your Pet's Surgery at North Haven and North Colony Animal HospitalsCompassionate Surgery Options

Drs. Jolly, Wells, Loquine and the entire staff at North Haven and North Colony Animal Hospitals understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure that your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Our veterinarians will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

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Your Pet's Surgery at North Haven and North Colony Animal HospitalsAnesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined 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.

We utilize the most current state-of-the-art monitoring technology. While under anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, carbon dioxide level and oxygen level.

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Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). It can also interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

We practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including oral, injectable and trans-dermal pain options.

Pain medications may be sent home at discharge to ensure the continuation of pain management at home.

Postoperative Care

As your pet gets discharged from the hospital, we will provide you with detailed information about properly caring 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.

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