Pet Surgery in Winter Haven: Child Hugging Pet
Pet Surgery in Winter Haven: Kitten

Treating and Healing
in Our Dedicated Pet Surgery Suite

At Veterinary Healthcare Associates in Winter Haven, our surgical services reflect the diverse and complex cases we treat on a daily basis. Routine surgeries, emergency surgeries, and complicated procedures are all skillfully performed in our surgery suite. Our veterinarians have years of experience providing surgical services and utilizing best practices for anesthesia, monitoring, and pain management.

Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgeries

Our veterinary surgeons perform a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries with the aid of experienced technicians and assistants. Some of these surgeries include:

  • Routine spaying and neutering
  • Cyst and tumor removals
  • Skin tag removals
  • Various eye surgeries
  • Foreign body removal
  • Bladder stone removal
  • TPLO and tightrope CCL (orthopedics)
  • Wound repair
  • Oral surgery
Pet Surgery in Winter Haven: Our Surgery Suite

Keeping Pain Under Control with Laser Surgery

Post-op discomfort and healing issues are common concerns after a pet surgery. However, these can be lessened if your pet undergoes laser surgery instead of traditional scalpel surgery. Laser surgery is a great option for pets that need any kind of soft tissue procedure. The surgical laser is sterile and precise, resulting in less soft tissue trauma and risk of infection. Furthermore, the laser seals blood vessels and nerve endings, reducing pain, bleeding, and swelling. As a result, pets that have laser surgery can recover more comfortably and quickly.

Pet Surgery in Winter Haven: Children Hug Their Pets

8 Steps We Take to Increase Your Pet’s Safety

One of our highest priorities in surgery is to keep pets safe and pain-free both during and after their procedure. For optimal safety, we:

  1. Perform physical exams and blood work to assess health and create a suitable protocol for anesthetic, pain management, and other medications
  2. Place an IV catheter for fluid therapy to maintain hydration and support blood pressure
  3. Assign a dedicated veterinary technician to your pet to monitor their vital signs including heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, oxygen levels, respiratory rate, and more
  4. Use warming systems to regulate your pet’s body temperature
  5. Provide pain relief medication before, during, and after the procedure
  6. Keep a technician at your pet’s side as they are waking up from anesthesia
  7. Can provide overnight hospitalization if necessary to closely monitor your pet
  8. Make follow-up calls to check on your pet while they recover at home

After Your Pet Goes Home: Post-Op Care

We often send patients home with additional pain medication and antibiotics to ensure a smooth recovery. Also, depending on their procedure and how they are healing, we may ask to see your pet for a follow-up exam. During this time we can address any issues they are experiencing and help you control them. You can contact us at any time if you need help managing your pet’s post-op care--just call (863) 324-3340.

Pet Surgery in Winter Haven: Child Stands Next To Her Dog
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