Your pet may need surgery at some point in their life. At Countryside Animal Hospital, we have a variety of surgical services to meet your pet’s needs.
MINOR AND MAJOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR YOUR PETS
At Countryside Animal Hospital in Fort Collins, we understand the important role pets play in the lives of our clients. They are more than just pets; they are a part of your family — and ours. That is why we are committed to partnering with you in your pet’s health, happiness, and well-being.
Our veterinary surgeons specialize in both minor and major surgeries to help improve your pet’s overall quality of life. Our animal hospital is fully equipped with the latest cutting-edge surgical equipment and technology for simple procedures like spays, neuters, and growth removals. We also are equipped for more complex procedures like abdominal exploratory surgery and orthopedic procedures. Keep reading to learn more about our pet surgery services, and connect with your trusted veterinarian to schedule a consultation for your furry best friend.
OUR SURGICAL SERVICES FOR YOUR PETS
- spays and neuters
- removal of growths and cancerous tumors
- laceration repairs
- abdominal surgeries
- stomach or intestinal foreign body removal
- bladder stone removal
- other soft tissue procedures
- orthopedic surgeries such as a TPLO with our board-certified mobile surgeon
*Please note that our surgeries are not limited to this list. If your pet needs a type of surgery that you do not see here, please contact our Client Care team for information on how we can help.
Just like their human counterparts, your dogs and cats may require surgery to help improve their overall health and well-being. That being said, we understand that it can be a source of anxiety for you as a pet guardian, no matter if it is a minor or major procedure. We make every effort to help you feel at ease and confident that your pet is in the very best hands. We believe in educating our clients to make sure your fears, anxieties, and concerns are addressed and your questions are answered prior to any surgery. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. We are always here to help.
PET SURGERY DELIVERED WITH CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Our compassionate and dedicated veterinarians have years of experience in performing an array of surgical procedures. Our in-house pet surgery services can address a wide range of issues, including pain management, reproductive health, growths, foreign objects, wounds, and other health concerns.
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE THEIR PROCEDURE
Our Fort Collins animal hospital is well-equipped to perform various surgical procedures on your dogs and cats. Prior to your pet’s surgery, you will meet with your veterinarian to go over the procedure so that you are well-informed about the entire process. During your pre-surgery consultation, we may discuss:
- Pre-surgery preparation (such as fasting, etc.)
- Post-surgical care
- Pain management protocols
- Prescription medications (such as pain medications, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, wound care, etc.)
- The actual procedure and surgical monitoring
- Aftercare instructions
- Recommended follow-up visits
- And any other information pertaining to your pet’s procedure
Additionally, each patient receives a thorough physical examination and any necessary pre-procedure lab tests, which can be performed in-house. During this time, we encourage you to ask your veterinarian any questions and address any concerns you may have about your pet’s procedure.
CONTACT YOUR TRUSTED FORT COLLINS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Our entire veterinary team is here to help your pet live their healthiest, happiest life. If your veterinarian has recommended a surgical procedure for your pet, or you have concerns and think your pet may be in need of surgery, please contact us to arrange an appointment. We are here for you and your furry friends now and always.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PET FOR SURGERY
FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO PLAN AND PREPARE FOR YOUR PET’S SURGICAL PROCEDURE:
Ask Your Vet Questions
Can my pet exercise the day before surgery?
Can my pet take existing medications before surgery?
When should my pet stop eating and drinking?
Are there any post-surgical restrictions for your pet?
The Week Prior
Schedule any additional tests required by your vet
Have them groomed or bathed ahead of time
The Day Before
Prepare your home for your pet’s recovery:
Set up a comfortable space
Plan any medications or dietary needs
Wash their bedding
The Morning Of
Water is allowed
We have owners remove access to food at bedtime the night before surgery.
Give them extra snuggles to reassure them.
Make their ride to the vet relaxing.
After Their Procedure
Follow your vet’s post-operative instructions closely
Give them prescribed medications accordingly
Post-Operative Care ( 14 Days )
Follow E-collar protocols accordingly
Restrict or limit their activity
Avoid getting the incision wet
Note any unusual behavior
Talk to your vet about any concerns