Setting the Highest Standards in Pet Surgery
Surgery can be a very important, even life-saving form of treatment for your pet. You may want to know how safe the procedure will be, whether your pet will be uncomfortable, and how long it will take for them to recover. At Limerick Veterinary Hospital, we will answer all of your questions in as much or as little detail as you would prefer, and help you plan for the procedure. As an AAHA-accredited practice, pet safety is always foremost on our minds, which is why we follow the strictest safety protocols.
Surgeries We Offer
Our capable doctors can provide a wide range of pet surgery services to help treat acute or ongoing health issues:
- Spay and neuter
- Foreign body removal
- Tumor removal
- Tooth extractions
- Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
- Wound repair
- Exploratory surgery
- ...and more
How Does Laser Surgery Work?
We are extremely pleased to offer laser surgery as an option for some of our patients. This tool uses concentrated laser beams to make incisions, killing bacteria as it travels. The surgical laser also seals blood vessels and nerve endings as incisions are made, resulting in far less bleeding, inflammation and pain.
Overall, your pet can expect a shorter, more comfortable recovery. We can perform various surgeries with the surgical laser, including spays, neuters and mass removals.
At Limerick Veterinary Hospital, we know how important it is to make surgery safe and as pain-free as possible for pets. Our surgery suite houses the most cutting-edge anesthesia and monitoring equipment. In addition, we offer laser surgery for a more painless procedure and a shorter recovery. One of our team members will stay by your pet's side to keep them comfortable at all times.
Our Safety Protocols
An initial examination is required for every pet before we bring them into surgery. For older pets or those with preexisting issues, we may also require pre-anesthetic blood work. We need to make sure that your pet is healthy to minimize risks during surgery.
A personalized technician will closely monitor your pet during their surgery, checking blood pressure, ECG and oxygen saturation levels. We use heated tables to maintain body temperature, and administer IV fluids to keep patients stable. In recovery, a technician will stay with your pet to make sure they wake up safely from the anesthesia.
Communication is Key
To ensure that your pet experiences a full recovery, your veterinarian will provide you with important post-surgery information. Our team will reach out to you the following day to check in on your pet, and answer any questions you have at this time.
Call our office at (610) 489-2848 if you feel that your pet is not recovering as they should. If they seem to be in noticeable pain or distress, we want to help them as quickly as possible.