Pet Surgery

An Overview of Pet Surgery from Valley Veterinary Clinic

Most pet owners consider their pet as a member of the family. Therefore, they want what is best for their pets. This means making sure that all animals have their routine annual wellness exam performed on time. The goal of these visits is to identify problems that are present before they start to cause symptoms. In some situations, this is impossible. Pets might require surgery. Hearing that a loved one is going to require a surgical procedure can place a family under a tremendous amount of stress. This is where it is critical to work with an appropriate healthcare provider. The professional staff from Valley Veterinary Clinic is here to make sure that every pet in Reno, NV has high-quality healthcare. 


How Pet Surgery is Performed

If a pet is going to have surgery, there are a number of steps that takes place. First, the vet is going to have to accurately diagnose the problem that is present. Some of the reasons why a pet might have surgery include a broken bone, the presence of a tumor, or another health condition that requires an organ to either be removed or repaired.

Once the problem has been identified, the veterinarian meets with the family. At this visit, the vet will discuss the problem with the family. The vet will explain how the problem arrived and how it can be fixed. Then, the vet is going to explain the details of the surgical procedure. The doctor will also give the family an opportunity to ask questions. Remember, no procedure is ever going to be performed without the consent of the family.

On the day of the surgery, the vet will be all the patient back to the operating room. Then, medication will be used to place the patient to sleep for the duration of the procedure. The vet will then complete the operation. Once the operation is finished, the patient will be closed and taken to the recovery area. The recovery area is a comfortable place where the pet can awaken in a slow and gradual manner.

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It is important to make sure that the animal returns for any follow-up visits that might be necessary. Anyone who would like to learn more about pet surgeries and operations should call the team from Valley Veterinary Clinic in Reno, NV to learn more. Dr. Marvin Altom and Dr. Anna Lopez will take great care of every pet who comes to the hospital for surgery.

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