AAHA Accredited Surgical Services for Your Cat or Dog

AAHA Accredited Surgical Services for Your Cat or DogThe decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence we have in our abilities and state-of-the-art surgical suite, we know that surgery is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.

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

Additionally, as an American Animal Hospital Association accredited veterinary practice, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of veterinary medicine. Following guidance from the AAHA, we have developed and utilize surgical protocols designed to keep the safety, comfort and wellbeing of your pet at the center of our surgical care.

All Friends Animal Hospital truly believes that our personal attention to each patient and client is what makes our surgical services unique.

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Our Veterinary Surgical Services

Our Veterinary Surgical ServicesAll Friends Animal Hospital is very proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer.

Beyond spays and neuters we also perform extensive soft tissue surgeries including but not limited to declaw, gastroplexy, mass removals, wound and laceration repair, bull-osteotomies, gastrotomy, cystotomy, and ectropian repair.

Since companion animals, especially those in their later years can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries and maladies such as arthritis, orthopedic care is an important component of keeping your pet healthy. In order to provide our clients’ pets with the best care possible we offer cruciate ligament repair and some fracture repair surgeries. For more complicated orthopedic surgeries, our network of specialists includes a board-certified orthopedist.

In all, it is our goal to provide your pet with the best and most appropriate surgical care possible.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. At All Friends Animal Hospital your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.

Prior to your pet’s surgery he or she will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen will be 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.

While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art Cardell surgical monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

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Pain Management

Pain ManagementAll Friends Animal Hospital takes pain control very seriously and no animal is ever allowed to be in pain in our clinic.

In fact, pain management is not just about compassionate care. We have found that a proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our pre-, intra-, and post-surgical protocols.

We offer a wide variety of pain medication, which includes natural supplements and prescription medications. Additionally, Dr. Christopher Otka is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management and is currently seeking diplomate status with the organization. He is also a member of the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.

When your pet is ready to be discharged from the hospital we will also provide pain management medications for home care after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

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Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care 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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