We at Bayview Park Animal Hospital understand that bringing your fur-babies in for surgery can be overwhelming and stressful. We do our best to make your loved one’s procedure as stress-free and smooth as possible. From patient intake to surgical care and finally to patient discharge, we want nothing but the best for your pet. This page includes some tips for preparing for surgery and what to expect in after-care procedures.
Common surgeries performed at our clinic include dog and cat spay and neuters, routine dental cleanings and extractions, lumpectomies, hematoma repairs, abscess repairs, laceration repairs, bladder stone removal, foreign body removals, hernia repairs, and so much more.
Any specialized surgeries such as Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO), fracture repairs, Perineal Urethrostomy (PU), and so on can be performed at our clinic via our referral doctor who comes in house to complete the surgery. These surgeries must be booked in advance with our referral doctor.
Patients should not have any food starting at midnight the night before the surgery, but water is completely fine to leave out. This also means when the patient wakes up that they cannot receive breakfast. Thankfully, they won’t have to wait long as surgery drop off is between 8:30am and 9am in the morning at our clinic.
During the Surgery
From the moment you arrive, we will do nothing but offer our utmost care for both you and your fur baby. Once your pet is safely sedated, the doctor and techs will ensure the procedure is completed safely, smoothly, and as efficiently as possible.
Your pet will comfortably be transported from surgery to a recovery area where staff will monitor your pet’s well-being and ensure they have a stable recovery period. This is also the prime time for staff to comfort pets with heating packs and love and provide them with a small amount of food to ensure their tummies are settled prior to going home. All specific post-op care will be discussed with the owners including medication to go home, pet restrictions, and feeding guidelines prior to patient discharge.