Your Pet's Surgery

Compassionate Options

<? echo $title; ?>We understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. This is why we work hard to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The veterinarians and technicians at Lassiter Animal Hospital approach this aspect of our profession with a deep sense of compassion for all pets.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We 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. The personal attention that you and your pet receive, combined with our surgical expertise and state-of-the-art technology, is what makes Lassiter Animal Hospital the best place for your pet's procedure.

Surgical Services

At Lassiter Animal Hospital, we believe it is in the best interests of your pet for us to offer as wide an array of surgical services from our facility as possible. It is important for you and your pet to receive care in a friendly and welcoming facility from people you both have come to know in order to reduce stress and promote healing.

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

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye Surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Orthopedic surgeries
    • Cranial (Anterior) Cruciate Repair
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Skin surgery
  • Perineal Urethrostomy

<? echo $title; ?>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 Lassiter Animal Hospital, your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring technology and protocols.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests, along with your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

While under anesthesia your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain has many other detrimental effects on the body. It slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression), and it worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. Pain also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

In order to combat those effects, we use an advanced, multimodal protocol to prevent and treat pain in your pet. Whenever possible, we use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications), and narcotic pain relievers.

Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, you will be provided 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.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the surgical services we offer, please email or call us at (770) 998-5100.

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