The prospect of your cherished pet undergoing surgery - from regular procedures to emergencies - can be overwhelming and frightening. When your companion needs surgery, however, you can have confidence the veterinarians and the medical team at Matthews Animal Clinic will work hard to ensure the procedure is completed according to the highest surgical standards and is as comfortable and stress-free as possible for you and your pet.
In addition to performing common procedures such as spays and neuters, our highly trained veterinarians can also perform advanced surgeries, including:
Our entire team understands the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet’s surgery. We are available to address any concerns you may have so you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice.
Matthews Animal Clinic is one of the few hospitals in the region with the ability to perform laser surgery. Laser surgery is a highly precise surgical technique that minimizes bleeding, reduces pain and swelling, promotes more rapid healing and greatly reduces the risk of infection.
When your pet undergoes laser surgery, he or she will recover more quickly and encounter less post-operative pain. With laser surgery, our veterinarians can perform complex surgeries that we may otherwise have referred to specialists.
To ensure the health and safety of your pet during surgery our veterinary team utilizes a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system that reflects the strictest protocols and highest-quality care.
Prior to surgery your pet is assessed with an exam and appropriate blood testing. 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.
During surgery your pet is cared for by a highly skilled, experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level. We also have a warming system that carefully maintains your pet’s body temperature.
As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you share, we practice the most up-to-date and comprehensive pain management protocol. For surgeries, as well as for acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.
When your pet is discharged from the hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. If any questions arise after your pet returns home, call us. We are happy to do all we can to ensure your pet’s full recovery.