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The Value of Surgery at Newton Veterinary Hospital
- We offer you the choice of laser or conventional surgery for most routine procedures (spays, neuters,
declaws). In some cases, the doctor may decide which type of surgery is best for your pet.
- Your pet is given a sedative and painkillers prior to surgery to minimize anxiety and any discomfort.
- A sterile surgical pack is used, just as in a human hospital, to minimize the risk of post-surgical infection.
- Your pet is on a heated surgery table to maintain their body temperature.
- IV fluids are administered during the surgery procedure to help sustain body temperature and fluid levels.
This also helps to dissipate the anesthesia when your pet is waking up.
- Your pet has electronic patient monitoring while under anesthesia to measure their heart rate and the
oxygen level within their body.
- While your pet is under anesthesia a complimentary pedicure is done.
- Your pet will recover in an ICU cage on a heating pad and a soft fleece blanket.
- A highly trained veterinary technician monitors your pet the entire time they are under anesthesia until
your pet is awake and fully recovered.
- Your pet receives 24-hour monitoring while in the hospital.
- A complimentary suture removal is done in 10 to 14 days.
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Pet’s Surgical Procedures
Q: When should I admit my pet for surgery?
A: You may admit your pet any time between 7:15-7:30 am the morning of surgery with a doctor who will answer any additional questions you may have.
Q. How do I acquire an update on my pet’s recovery?
A. You can call after 4:00pm to check on your pet.
Q. When will my pet be discharged from surgery?
A. We recommend keeping your pet overnight following surgery in order to provide the best possible care. Typically, following routine surgery (spays) your pet can go home after 10 am the day after surgery.
Q. My cat is being de-clawed, when can he/she come home?
A. Cats being admitted for de-claw will stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days.
Q. Can my pet eat or drink the morning of surgery?
A. NO. DOGS & CATS should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight (12:00 am) the night before surgery unless directed by your doctor!
Q. Should my pet take his/her medications the morning of surgery?
A. Check with your doctor to determine whether or not your pet should take medications the morning of surgery. Some medications should not be skipped!