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At Southglen Veterinary Hospital, we understand that you may have questions when a pet requires surgery. So our team of veterinarians has set up our Winnipeg pet surgery suite and procedures to provide experienced surgical care, minimal complications, and maximum comfort for pets. We perform routine spay and neuter surgeries, pet dental procedures, soft tissue surgeries and complex orthopedic surgeries Like TTA and TPLO to repair Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in dogs, Bone plating and pinning to repair fractures In rare cases, we may refer certain pets out to specialists in the area if we feel that would be best for the pet. Our greatest concern is each pet’s comfort, a successful outcome and a speedy recovery.
Whenever surgery is indicated for one of our patients, our animal hospital takes the necessary steps to prepare for a comfortable, successful surgery. We take time to explain the need for surgery to the pet owner and describe how we plan to help the pet. Our Winnipeg pet surgery equipment sterilization techniques are the same as those used in human hospitals to minimize the chances of infections or complications. We also run lab tests before any procedure, both to gain a full understanding of the work that needs to be done, as well as to detect any underlying health issues that may affect the anesthesia process.
In regards to anesthesia, we know many pet owners have questions. We take the necessary precautions to maximize the safety of the procedure and the comfort of the pet. The pre-operative blood tests guide us in the administration of anesthesia. Some procedures require only a local anesthesia, while others, such as spay and neuter or orthopedic surgeries require general anesthesia. In either case, our veterinary technicians are on hand throughout each procedure to monitor the pet’s vital signs. After surgery, we bring pets into our recovery area and continue to monitor them as the anesthesia wears off. We want each pet to be as comfortable as possible throughout, so we also administer safe and effective pain management medications.
Before the pet goes home after undergoing surgery, we discuss how the surgery went and provide you with clear instructions about administering any medications and changing dressings if necessary. Please feel free to ask us any questions during this time, or to call our animal hospital at (204) 452-0077 after you get home if you have any other questions or concerns that come up later. The more knowledge you have about post-operative care at home, the faster your pet will be able to recover and get back to normal activities.
Our full-service animal hospital is ready to handle almost any type of pet surgery. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please do not hesitate to call us at (204) 452-0077 to set up an appointment or ask any questions you have.