Surgical Care

As pet owners ourselves, we know that having our four-legged friends undergo surgery can be scary, which is one of the reasons we take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our patients during surgery. Our clinic is equipped with modern tools and technology, including advanced monitoring equipment, allowing your pet to receive the best possible surgical care. We treat all pets as individuals and tailor our surgical services to meet their specific needs. 

Soft Tissue Surgeries We Perform

We perform a variety of routine and non-routine soft tissue surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass removals
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures
  • Bladder surgeries
  • Abdominal exploratory procedures
  • Eye and ear surgeries
Dog Surgery in North Charleston
Pet Surgery in North Charleston

One of the surgeries we do NOT perform is feline declawing. Please visit our For Cat Owners page to read more about our decision to discontinue feline declaw surgery at our practice.

Surgery Expectations

Each patient undergoing a surgical procedure is given a full physical examination prior to being sedated. Other diagnostics, such as pre-operative bloodwork, are performed when indicated. While under anesthesia, the patient’s physical parameters are monitored by a surgical technician who stays with the patient throughout surgery and recovery. You can learn more about our anesthesia protocols by viewing the Surgery and Anesthetic Procedure form. Using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, the patient’s blood pressure, EKG, temperature, and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels are consistently measured and recorded during the entire surgical procedure. Each animal is treated as an individual and every possible precaution is taken to ensure a positive outcome.

Pain control is a very important part of any pet surgery, and we take pain very seriously. We offer a multi-modal approach to surgical pain control that is catered to the patient’s individual needs. Using this approach, we find that our surgical patients have smoother anesthetic recoveries and are as comfortable as possible before, during, and after their surgical procedures.

We also want to make sure our clients stay well-informed throughout their pet’s stay with us. We are able to send text updates and we try to include pictures of our patients as they are recovering to let their owners know they are in good hands!  Often these pictures show our patients snuggling with “buddies” that we offer them while they recover.

A recent addition to our surgical protocol is our use of “comfort packs,” which are medications that our clients give to their pets the morning of surgery. These packs include an anti-anxiety and an anti-nausea medication. With these medications in use, our patients arrive less stressed, which makes any procedure much less scary, and their appetites recover faster upon getting back home.

When in need of a surgical procedure, from a routine spay/neuter to a foreign body removal, your pet will be in good hands while in our care.

I love that you guys always remember my pets. Love the personal touch.

-Sarah