Your Pet's Surgery

Midlothian Veterinary SurgerySkilled and Compassionate Care When Your Pet Needs it Most

We understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy, but you can have confidence the veterinarians and medical team at Swift Creek Animal Hospital work hard to ensure each surgical procedure is completed according to the highest standards and is as comfortable and stress-free as possible for you and your pet.

We're happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's surgery, and your veterinarian will provide you with information on proper postoperative care. It's our goal for you to feel comfortable knowing you've made the right choice for your pet, and that you're as prepared and supported as possible in your companion's healthy recovery.

Surgical Procedures at Swift Creek Animal Hospital

Our highly skilled, experienced veterinarians perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Cesarean sections

If there is a surgery your pet needs that you do not see listed here, please call us and ask.

Personalized Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals 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 and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.

Postoperative CareCompassionate Pain Management

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

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.

Responsive Postoperative Care

Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and cared for by our attentive medical team for a safe recovery. As your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery. We're also happy to address any questions or concerns that may arise after you return home.

If you would like more information about the veterinary surgical services Swift Creek Animal Hospital offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment, please call (804) 744-7222.