Pet Surgery

 Pet Surgery At River North Small Animal Hospital

River North Small Animal Hospital in Stephenville is equipped with a state-of-the art surgical suite where our experienced veterinarian, Dr. Kay Herrington, performs both simple and complex surgical procedures. 

Surgical Procedures Performed in Stephenville

Your pet's safety and well-being is our utmost concern. This is why prior to the procedure, we thoroughly examine your pet and select the correct dosage of gas anesthesia for your pet's particular age, medical history, and weight. During the procedure, your pet will be closely monitored with our highly advanced monitoring system. Some of the vitals we monitor include heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, temperature, and oxygen saturation.  We also use fluid warmers and circulating water heaters, which helps to keep your pet comfortable and keep their body temperature stable.

Some common surgical procedures our veterinarian performs include:

  • Routine surgeries such as spays and neuters
  • Soft tissue surgeries including tumor removal and laceration repair
  • C-sections
  • Gastrointestinal procedures

Once the procedure has been complete, our staff will communicate with you and let you know how your pet is doing. We will also let you know what to expect while your pet recovers from surgery. Depending on the surgery, your pet might have to remain inactive for a couple of days. Your pet might not feel like eating after surgery, so our veterinarian might make some suggestions as to how you can go about getting your pet to eat again. She will also let you know how to keep your pet comfortable while they recover at home.

Reasons Your Pet May Need Surgery

There are many reasons your pet may require surgery. Some of the most common reasons that pets undergo a surgical procedure include having a benign or malignant skin mass that needs to be removed, tooth extraction, they have cancer in their body or one of their organs, a torn cartilage, bladder stones, or a skin abscess. Most surgical procedures can be planned in advance but others types of surgeries can be more emergent. For example, if your pet gets struck by a car or it swallows a foreign object. 

No matter what kind of surgery your pet needs, you can rest assured that our top-notch veterinary services can help your pet feel better and get back on track to having optimal health.

Contact River North Small Animal Hospital in Stephenville, TX!

Whether your pet needs to be evaluated for possible surgery, or you simply need to find an animal hospital in Stephenville that offers professional veterinary services, don't hesitate to call River North Small Animal Hospital at 254-968-7387. Because caring is our specialty, we answer the phone 24 hours a day. If you would like more information, check out the services page on our website.

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River North Small Animal Hospital


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