Surgery

Our vets have extensive experience conducting a range of operations on pets, whether routine or more complex.


You can also rest assured that our surgical theatres and wards are of the highest standards to ensure that your pet is safe and comfortable.


On the day of the operation

When you bring in your pet for their procedure you will be met by one of our nursing team, who will answer any questions and ask you to sign a consent form.


Once your pet has been admitted they will be kept comfortable and calm by our nurses until the vet is ready for them.


If they are having a general anaesthetic, they may first be given a pre-medication injection, which contains painkillers and sedatives, to keep them comfortable and relaxed. Next they will be placed under anaesthetic, which involves an injection into a vein, usually in their front leg.


Once they are asleep a tube will be inserted into their windpipe to keep them under anaesthetic. Our vets and nurses monitor all of our patients closely while they are under anaesthetic.


After the procedure is completed, your pet will be allowed to recover in one of our wards, where we carefully monitor them at all times. We will contact you to let you know how they are getting along and to arrange for you to collect them.


After the operation

Your vet or nurse will give you advice based on your pet’s recovery and how to help them after an operation, but some generalities will commonly apply.


After the procedure your pet is likely to be sleepy and quiet, and this is completely normal. Give them time to come around at their own pace. Cats should be kept indoors and dogs should only be walked on the lead until they are fully recovered.


Our team will arrange for you to have a post-operative appointment where we can ensure that your pet’s recovery is going as planned.