When your pet needs surgery, you need to find a practice that can administer both gentle and effective treatment to your beloved companion. From routine procedures, such as spaying or neutering, to more advanced operations, your pet may need to undergo surgery for any number of reasons. Our staff at Precious Paws Animal Hospital - Tampa is trained to give your pet the care and compassion they need to not only successfully make it through the operation but to lead a healthier and happier life when they return from our facilities.

The modern amenities and pristine conditions of our surgical rooms enable our staff to function at peak capacity. We do everything in our power to streamline your experience so that all lab work and pre-surgical exams are completed in a timely manner. Our resources not only help our staff feel supported, they can also help your pet feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar place. We recommend a follow-up with each of our clients so we can catch small problems before they turn into larger ones.

You can expect our staff's complete attention when your pet is in the surgical room. Veterinary surgery often requires multiple professionals working together, which is why we make sure your pet's temperature, IV fluids, and anesthesia are constantly monitored and adjusted by a trained technician. Our team works together to communicate any potential anomalies that may compromise the efficacy of the surgery. We've found this strategy to be the best possible way to ensure favorable outcomes.

Before the surgery, we use the conclusions from the pre-surgery exam and the accompanying lab work to determine which methods to use during the operation. After the surgery, we design pain management strategies specific to your pet's size, breed, and condition. It's Precious Paws Animal Hospital - Tampa’s goal to give you all the advice you need to properly care for your pet from the moment they come home from the surgery. Taking an all-around approach to surgical care is the best path to achieving better pet health, and we want our clients to feel as empowered as we do to help.

Visiting our facilities is the first step to learning more about how we manage to stand out. We can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, so you can feel comfortable about how your pet is being treated. From the type of anesthesia used to the length of post-care recovery, Precious Paws Animal Hospital - Tampa gives you all the information you need to know so there are no surprises down the line.

Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures encompass various medical interventions performed on animals to address multiple health issues. These procedures range from routine and elective surgeries to complex and lifesaving operations.

Surgery is performed in a sterilized surgical room to avoid infection and cross-contamination. Your pet’s vitals are monitored before, during, and after the procedure. We observe your pet every moment of the way. Our practice makes notes and conveys all information to you post-procedure. These are some pet surgery procedures we perform:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Dental extractions
  • Dental cleaning
  • Growth/Mass removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Foreign Body surgery
  • Laceration repair

Post-Op Care

Since most surgical procedures necessitate general anesthesia, your pet must be monitored until it wakes and your vet clears it to go home. Sometimes, the anesthesia has side effects, so our vet will observe for any adverse issues.

You must follow our vet’s instructions for after-care and address any questions or concerns before you take your pet home. Your pet will likely need to wear a cone to prevent licking the wound, which could infect it.

You will receive instructions for feeding and how to manage your pet’s pain. You’ll need to restrict your pet’s activity to avoid tearing stitches or internal bleeding, which can be fatal. Our vet will also give you instructions and medications for pain management. Keep your pet comfortable and give it a lot of love.

Precious Paws Animal Hospital in Tampa, FL, is the leading veterinarian pet hospital in the region. Our high-quality technology and treatments ensure your pet receives only the finest veterinarian care. Contact our office at (813) 755-3855 or use our online contact form to schedule your pet’s visit.

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