Surgery for Your Pet

Your Pet’s Surgery

Your Pet’s SurgerySurgery for a beloved pet is never an easy choice to make. To that end, Hill Country Animal Hospital provides our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and we convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable surgical experience for your pet. We will also closely monitor your pet and provide pain control during and after surgery to keep your pet as pain free as possible.

We are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, we offer an array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. For complicated orthopedic procedures we maintain a collaborative relationship with a board-certified orthopedist who comes to our hospital for these procedures. This means your pet is cared for by people he or she has come to know and in familiar surroundings.

Anesthesia & Monitoring

Your Pet’s SurgeryAnesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic protocols and cardiovascular monitoring equipment.

Prior to anesthesia all pets are examined by a doctor and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, CO2 levels, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. We also use thermal blankets during surgery and post-operatively to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery.

Pain Management

Identifying and relieving pain is essential to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. We have a range of medications and administration methods that can be used based on your pet’s unique needs.

At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (210) 695-4455.

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