Having to send your favourite pet for surgery is no fun. Whether it is a small procedure, or something more serious such as spinal surgery or a life-threatening or life-saving surgery, stress levels are high. They are high amongst your animal and amongst the owners.
We understand that.
Our team of veterinary surgeons are excellent. We work with a wide range of animals and our surgical theatres are well equipped, sterile and high-tech. We also love animals more than anything, are always kind and caring, gentle and loving, and will take utmost care of your pet before, during and after surgery.
Types of surgery we offer include, but are not limited to:-
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Soft tissue surgery
- Dental surgery
- General surgery
Day or overnight surgical procedures
Your dog or cat may need neutering or spaying, a surgical procedure. We do hundreds of these procedures every month, and it is a day procedure. Your animal comes in the morning, gets snipped, and come home in the late afternoon. Other surgical procedures may be more complicated and require an overnight stay, or a few nights stay. We will always communicate with you, tell you what to expect, and brief you about the care needed after surgery.
Costs involved with animal surgery
Costs are always an issue when an animal needs surgery. You may be on a pet medical aid or pet insurance plan, which will save you the worry. If you are not, we will discuss the costs with you, so you know what you are in for. Actually, we will always discuss the costs with you, even if you are on a health care plan. Communication, kindness and care, as well as expertise, are the most important things.
After surgery, we may be sending your animal home wearing the ‘cone of shame’, and we may be sending your animal home with medication. We will always tell you what is needed, how long it is needed for, and if you need help, we are always here to help. Most pets recover from surgery a lot quicker than expected. We will tell you what to expect, and we are always available to answer your questions. You may have to bring your pet in to have his or her sutures removed – we will let you know when. We will even remind you!