Our goal is to keep your pet safe and comfortable and make your pet’s surgery as pain-free as possible.
Our veterinarians at Jackson Hwy Veterinary Clinic, Inc. ensure that the right technique and combinations of medications are used before, during, and after each and every procedure we perform.
Pre-anesthetic blood testing is important in reducing the risk of anesthesia. Blood testing before surgery is recommended to ensure that the liver and kidneys can handle the anesthetic.
Even apparently healthy animals can have serious organ system problems that cannot be detected without blood testing. If there is a problem, it is much better to find it before it causes anesthetic or surgical complications.
Anything that causes pain in people can be expected to cause pain in animals. Pets may not show the same symptoms of pain as people do; they usually don't whine or cry, but you can be sure they feel it. Pain medications needed will depend on the surgery performed.
We offer pain management with every surgical procedure for both the comfort of the patient and to speed the recovery process. This may involve a postoperative injection which will ensure the patient is comfortable upon waking as well as a restful night's sleep.
While your pet is under anesthesia, it is the ideal time to perform other minor procedures, vaccinations, ear cleaning, flea control application or implanting an identification microchip. If you would like an estimate for these extra services, please let us know when you come in with your pet for surgery so we can better serve you.