Your Pet's Surgery at Fieldstone Animal Hospital

Surgical Services  •  Anesthesia  •  Pain Management  •  Postoperative Care

Veterinarian performing SurgerySurgical Services

The decision to allow your cherished pet to undergo surgery is never easy. At Fieldstone Animal Hospital, Dr. Sawyer and her team are determined to make your pet’s procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

A very important pre-surgical step is our discussion about why we believe a particular procedure is necessary as well as what it entails.  Dr. Sawyer will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is always our top concern; this requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet’s safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests plus your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

We utilize the most current monitoring technology. While under anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen levels.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but it also has other detrimental effects on your pet’s body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It even interferes with the bond you share with your pet.

At Fieldstone Animal Hospital, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet ─ pre-op, intra-op, and post surgical.

Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for him or her at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.