Pet surgery is a big deal, and we take it extremely seriously here at Derry Animal Hospital. Keeping your pet
SAFE & HAPPY
when they see us for a procedure is our highest priority. Our veterinarians and staff use advanced monitoring and surgical equipment and take time to answer your questions regarding the surgery and post-op care for your pet.
Surgeries We Perform at Our Animal Hospital in Derry, NH
At Derry Animal Hospital, we understand that it takes a lot of trust to have your pet undergo surgery. We’ll always make your pet’s safety and comfort our highest priorities, along with your peace of mind. Our team follows rigorous safety and surgical guidelines to reduce risk and make the overall procedure as low-stress as possible from start to finish.
Our veterinarians can perform a wide range of pet surgeries, including:
Spay and neuter surgeries
Bladder stone removals
Reducing Surgical Risk for Your Pet
Pet surgery at our animal hospital is not so different from how human surgeries are performed, with safety, pain management, and a smooth recovery being the top priorities. Regardless, there will always be some degree of risk, and to limit this risk, we first need to perform a physical examination and pre-anesthetic blood screening before your pet’s surgery. These allow us to check for underlying health problems, such as anemia, liver or kidney disease, or blood clotting disorders. Our findings from the exam and screening also help us create a tailored anesthesia and pain management protocol for your pet.
Customized Anesthesia Protocols
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet’s safety during all surgeries.
Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, age and weight, are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet. During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.
Pain Management for Your Pet’s Complete Comfort
We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet’s body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and can cause behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain also worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers, and it interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
For all these reasons, the team at Derry Animal Hospital take controlling your pet’s pain very seriously. As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you share, we administer a pain management regimen before, during and after surgery. It is our goal to treat your pet’s pain before your pet even experiences discomfort.
For surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for your pet’s complete comfort.
Caring for Your Pet After Surgery
Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and kept warm and comfortable by a dedicated veterinary technician for a safe recovery. As your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns that arise after you and your pet return home.