When your pet needs to have a surgical procedure, it's a stressful time for your whole family, including your pet. At Friendly Animal Hospital in Huntington Beach, our veterinarian and office staff are here to walk you and your pet through every step of the surgical process, from pre-operative instructions to post-operative recovery.
We'll talk with you about the different options that we could use to treat your pets health condition. We'll go over the potential risks of surgery. If your pet is a high risk case when it comes to surgery, we'll help you weigh the options to help you decide whether you'd like to move forward with the procedure. We'll talk you through exactly what will happen during your pet's surgery, and we'll go over pre-operative instructions. For some surgeries, we require that pets do not eat or drink beforehand. We may need you to stop giving your pet certain medications or supplements in the week or days leading up to their surgery.
On the day of your pet's procedure, you'll bring them to the office. While you are welcome to wait in the office, most pet parents go about their day and wait for us to call with an update.
We'll start by administering anesthesia to your pet. This will ensure that they are comfortable and do not feel any pain during the surgery process. Our highly trained veterinarians will perform the procedure, and your pet's vital signs will be closely monitored the entire time.
Your pet will begin the recovery process in a dark, comfortable room, allowing them to peacefully wake up from anesthesia. We'll monitor them closely, and call you as soon as your pet is awake. We'll talk with you about post-surgical care, as well as when we need to see your pet back for a follow up appointment. Most recoveries are straightforward, but if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call our office so we can let you know whether your pet's symptoms are normal.
Call Our Huntington Beach Veterinarian
No pet owner wants their pet to have to go through surgery. When a surgical procedure is the best choice for your pet's health, it's important that you work with a caring, experienced veterinarian. At Friendly Animal Hospital in Huntington Beach, we're here to give your pet state of the art surgical care. Call us to schedule an appointment at (714) 784-0680.