At our animal hospital in Parrish, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures using stringent surgical protocols.
During every surgery, a dedicated nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitors your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management is also provided.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management becomes a high priority. Your vet will also provide detailed instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We always keep our clients fully informed about why a surgical procedure is being recommended and discuss any post-operative care your pet will require at home. We also practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Ellenton Animal Hospital, we perform emergency and medical surgeries to help treat conditions and disease in pets, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Parrish vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for oncological, hepatic, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, skin and urogenital disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. They will also typically have an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians offer dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries may range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of scheduling surgery for your pet can be frightening. Please be assured that surgery is only recommended when it is in the best interests of your furry companion.
We will confirm that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet needs advanced care, our vets can refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Parrish, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.