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Your Columbia Pet's Surgery

Spays and Neuters in Columbia, SCCompassionate Care for Your Pet

Whether performing a routine surgery or an emergency procedure, you can have confidence that the veterinarians and the entire staff at Ambassador Animal Hospital will work hard to ensure each procedure is thorough, done with the utmost expertise, and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.

At Ambassador Animal Hospital, we fully understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, our veterinarians and medical staff are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Additionally, our medical staff is happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

Our Surgical Facility

Ambassador Animal Hospital's state-of-the-art surgical facility ensures procedures are both as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with our expertise, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

Surgical Options at Ambassador Animal Hospital

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen, which, along with your pet's anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.

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

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Skin surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeries (by a board-certified surgeon who comes to the hospital)

Spays and Neuters in Columbia, SCCustomized Anesthesia

For the health and safety of your pet when undergoing a surgical procedure, we adhere to a strict anesthetic and monitoring that reflects the highest principles and ideals of quality care. Based on the results of your pet's pre-anesthetic blood test, past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, our surgical team creates an individualized anesthesia protocol.

During surgery, we utilize the most current monitoring technology. Your pet is continuously 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 level.

Comprehensive Pain Management Protocols

Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. Pain can also cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

To minimize your pet's discomfort, we typically use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs, and narcotic pain relievers. The exact approach is tailored to your pet, and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.

Postoperative Care

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, Ambassador Animal Hospital's veterinarians provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (803) 787-3840 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.

For more information about Ambassador Animal Hospital's surgical services for Columbia, South Carolina pets, please contact us at (803) 787-3840.