The decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo pet surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence our San Francisco pet hospital and veterinary surgeons have in our abilities and state-of-the-art surgical suite, we know that pet surgery for your dog or cat is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure onsite in our San Francisco vet surgery facility is as comfortable and stress free as possible.
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.
Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital truly believes that our personal attention to each Bay Area vet patient and client is what makes our San Francisco-based pet hospital surgical services unique.
Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital: SF Pet Surgery Services
Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital is very proud of the quality of veterinary surgical care we provide, the wide range of pet surgery procedures we offer, and the San Francisco veterinary surgeons we have on staff. Beyond spays and neuters we also perform extensive soft tissue pet surgeries.
Since companion animals, especially those in their later years can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries and maladies, such as arthritis, orthopedic care is an important component of keeping your pet healthy. In order to provide our clients’ pets with the best care possible we work with board-certified, Bay Area vet orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry McLain. He performs a wide range of orthopedic procedures within our San Francisco vet hospital facility.
In all, it is our goal to provide your pet with the best and most appropriate surgical care possible.
Our San Francisco Pet Hospital Anesthesia & Monitoring Standards
The Utmost in Safety and Attention for Your Dog or Cat’s Surgery
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. At Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital in San Francisco, your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.
Prior to your pet’s surgery he or she will be examined 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.
While under anesthesia, your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experience veterinary technician (skilled at pet surgery care) using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.
Your Pet’s Surgery and Pain Management
Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital –your Bay Area vet– takes pain control very seriously and no animal is ever allowed to be in pain in our San Francisco vet hospital clinic.
In fact, pain management is not just about compassionate care. We have found that a proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our pre-, intra-, and post-surgical protocols. 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.
Discharge from Our San Francisco Vet Hospital: Pet Postoperative Care
As your pet is being discharged from our Bay Area vet hospital after surgery, 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.