Pet Surgery at Maurice: Caring, Comprehensive Service
We work to make pets safe, comfortable and cared for as we perform a wide range of surgeries at Maurice Veterinary Clinic. When you schedule cat or dog surgery, your four-legged friend will be closely watched throughout their time with us. Our advanced monitoring equipment keeps close tabs on your pet in addition to a caring staff. As they awaken from sedation, we keep them warm and continue to keep a close eye on their comfort. When it's time to pick your pet up, we'll give you after-care instructions and any medications to make for a speedy recovery.
Surgeries We Perform
We're prepared to perform a wide range of pet surgeries, including soft-tissue and orthopedic. As a mixed animal practice, our doctors can perform spay or neuter surgery on your cat or dog in addition to joint repair on horses or cattle. Regardless of whether we're seeing your pet or large animal, rest assured that we take extensive measures to avoid any complications.
General surgeries we perform:
- Bone fracture repair
- Joint repair
Advice on At-Home Care
The moment your pet awakens from anesthesia, we'll promptly call you to let you know how your loved one is doing and set a pick-up time. Before you bring your pet home, we'll make sure you have any prescriptions, including pain medicine or antibiotics, and that you know how to administer them. Never hesitate to call us if they have any questions or concerns about how your pet is recovering at home.
Things to keep in mind after you bring your pet home:
- Give your pet a quiet, comfortable place to rest for at least 24 hours.
- Check their incisions daily and watch for signs of infection, like unusual swelling, redness, or discharge.
- Call us immediately if your pet's sutures appear unattached.
- Refrain from giving your pet a bath for at least 10 days or until we check their sutures.
- Try to keep your pet from running or jumping for at least two weeks.
- Keep your pet from licking or chewing their incisions. If distraction methods do not work, they may need a medical collar.
We Use a Board-Certified Traveling Surgeon!
While our highly skilled doctors have extensive experience in a wide range of surgeries, complex orthopedic cases sometimes need the help of a specialist. If your pet has experienced a severe bone fracture, we have the expertise of a surgeon certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) at our disposal. A board-certified traveling surgeon has gone through additional training, including residency, and testing to become an expert in their surgical specialty. Contact us with any questions or about how we keep pets safe and cared for during any surgery with us.