The experienced staff at Rochedale Veterinary Surgery understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Our veterinarians and nurses will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.
We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:
- Desexings (e.g. Speys and castrations)
- Eye surgery (e.g. Cherry eye, eyelid lid surgery)
- Bladder surgery (e.g.Bladder stone removal)
- Tumour removal (e.g. Mast cell removal)
- Gastrointestinal surgery (e.g. Foreign body removal from intestines)
- Wound reconstructions (e.g After dog/cat fights)
- Dental treatments (e.g. Tooth extractions, height reductions)
- Orthopaedics (e.g. Cruciate and patella surgery)
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet requires an anaesthetic and monitoring regime that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. At Rochedale Veterinary Surgery, your pet has access to state-of-the-art anaesthetic administration and monitoring equipment.
Prior to surgery, your pet is examined by a veterinarian and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anaesthetic history, breed, pre-existing conditions, and age are used to create an individualised anaesthesia protocol for your pet.
While under anaesthesia your pet is cared for by one of our qualified and experienced veterinary nurses using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.
We all know that pain has to be controlled, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet’s body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioural changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
For acute and chronic conditions, we have access to the latest in forms of pain relief, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications), oral and injectable opioid analgesics, and pain relieving patches for the complete comfort of your pet.