Our Pet Surgery Services in Topeka, KS
Pet Surgery at Stone House
At Cooper Veterinary Clinic, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including spays and neuters and soft tissue surgeries. All of our surgical patients are monitored with electrocardiography, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure for the duration of anesthesia. Some of the surgical procedures offered are:
- Foreign body removal
- Mass removal
During the operation, our team will be diligent in making sure we monitor your pet’s vitals and call you with the good news once the procedure is complete. Multiple members of our staff will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly in the operating room.
Once your pet is out of surgery, we’ll contact you immediately and make sure that you have all of the information to bring your pet home and make sure that they’re comfortable and ready to begin healing. We may also need to schedule follow-up appointments to make sure the healing process is going well.
Anesthesia and Your Pet
We understand that you may be concerned when your pet needs anesthesia. Our hospital takes every precautionary step possible to reduce the risk associated with anesthesia.
Prior to anesthesia, our veterinary team will examine your pet. This examination will include listening to the patient’s heart and lungs as well as taking their temperature. The next step is pre-anesthetic blood work. Blood tests are crucial in creating a safe anesthetic protocol for your pet. Though the risk of anesthesia can not be completely eliminated, blood tests help us to tailor the anesthesia to your pet. This specialized anesthesia protocol allows us to safely perform surgical procedures on senior patients as well.
Once your pet is under anesthesia, heart rate and oxygen saturation monitors help us to ensure your pet is doing well.
Anesthesia can cause a drop in body temperature. For this reason, our high level of care continues after the surgical procedure. Warm towels and warming bags help ensure your pet’s body temperature is maintained while they awaken.
We strongly believe that pets undergoing anesthesia should not be dismissed from the hospital before they are awake. Our staff closely monitors our post-op patients, and if any issues arise, hospitalized pets receive immediate medical care.
If you remain apprehensive about anesthesia, please let our staff know, and we will be happy to speak with you about your concerns.
Every pet, regardless of age, deserves to be healthy and pain-free. Our surgical protocols are in place for safety and comfort.
All surgical patients are required to have pre-anesthetic blood work. This helps us to know how your pet’s organs are functioning. Information provided by blood analysis is crucial to tailoring anesthetic to your patient. Though it is not possible to eliminate all risks, blood tests and tailored anesthesia significantly improve the safety of anesthesia. So much so that senior patients can safely have surgeries to improve the quality of their life!
Stone House Animal Hospital believes strongly that pain management is of the utmost importance! Never should a surgical patient not receive pain medications. Our patients receive injectable pain medication immediately prior to surgery so they don’t awaken in pain and are sent home with oral pain medications. We will never put a “cone” on your pet as proper treatment and pain management makes the use of these obsolete.
For more information about our surgical protocols and pain management philosophy, please see our pain management page.