Surgery

Here at Healing Paws Veterinary Care, we know that your pet is a family member and that means that them having surgery is a big deal. Our veterinarians expect and offer the quality of surgical and anesthetic care that your pet deserves. On your pet’s anesthesia day, you will leave them in our hands, knowing exactly what safety precautions are being taken and feeling confident that our dedicated team will provide the level of care that they would demand for their own family members. We have required standards of care focused on safety, minimizing pain and stress, and providing home-like comfort. It is our job to make sure that both you and your pet have the safest and most pleasant surgical experience possible. We focus on quality of care rather than quantity of patients fit in a day – your pet will be treasured by our team. To learn more about scheduling your pet’s surgery and about the steps we take to provide this care, please see below.

Surgery Scheduling Checklist for Pet Owners

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Your pet must have a current examination by a Healing Paws Veterinary Care veterinarian.
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You will need to request to schedule your pet’s anesthesia procedure through our mobile app, email or phone call.
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Once they have received your request, our team will send a personalized treatment plan via email that includes your pet’s anesthesia prep visit, bloodwork, anesthetic care, surgical procedure, medical, nutritional and alternative management of pain, nausea and stress and much more!

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Please agree to this treatment plan by replying to the email, calling or reaching out via our mobile app and a team member will take your 50% down payment in order to reserve both the anesthesia prep visit and surgical procedure appointment.

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Your pet will have an anesthesia preparation visit with our certified veterinary technician 2 weeks prior to their procedure. At this visit an exam and anesthetic planning bloodwork will be performed and anesthesia prep medications will be sent home.
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Approximately one week prior to the procedure you will receive an email with an electronic form to provide anesthesia consent and pre-register your pet. This form is required to be submitted by 48 hrs prior to your pet’s procedure.
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On the day of their procedure, your pet will spend the day with us. (All pets arrive in the morning at a scheduled time between 7:30 and 8:30 am and go home in the afternoon at a scheduled time between 3 pm and 5 pm.)
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You will go home with comfort medications in order to keep pain, stress, and nausea to a minimum. Our team will provide a detailed care instruction sheet and offer helpful tips to make giving that medication easier.
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If your pet receives sutures or staples, they will return to the practice in 7-10 days for a certified veterinary technician to examine the incision and remove those sutures or staples.
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We always welcome questions – if you have any before, on the day of, or after your pet’s procedure please be sure to app chat, email or call us. We want to help your pet and you have the safest and most pleasant anesthetic procedure possible and are here to provide you answers and solutions!
We know what it is like to have our own pets go through anesthesia and we want you to know that we are treating your pet just like they are our own!

Have a question about our surgical options for your pet? Please complete the form below and a member of our staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. If this is an emergency situation during business hours, please call us at 717-462-9480. You can request an appointment online by clicking here.

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