Wellesley Animal Hospital's veterinary care team is well-trained and dedicated to giving your pet the best care. We know the thought of surgery for your loyal companion can be stressful, but we want you to know you can trust us to keep your pet comfortable and safe. The veterinarian will discuss your pet's upcoming procedure and answer any questions or concerns you have. Call us at 416-966-1830 for more information.
How safe is surgery for my pet?
Our goal is to ensure we are keeping up with the latest surgical developments so we can offer them to our patients. Before surgery, we run a blood panel to check for any issues that could cause anesthesia complications. We will use the most modern technique to perform the surgery so your pet can spend less time in surgery and have a faster recovery. During the procedure, we use updated equipment to monitor your pet's heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. These vital signs show your pet's well-being while under anesthesia.
What surgeries are performed at your hospital?
We currently perform routine spays, neuters, abdominal surgeries, and dental procedures at our hospital. For more advanced procedures, we provide referrals to specialty clinics or surgeons. Please check our vet referrals page for more information.
How can I care for my pet post-op?
Our team is very involved in your pet's recovery. As animal lovers, we want to see your loyal companion happy and healthy after their surgery. To help with recovery, we prescribe pain medication for your pet. In some cases, we may also recommend rehabilitation like a therapeutic laser, which can speed up recovery. Here are some tips on how to care for your pet at home:
- Give them their medicine on time. It's important to administer their medication as recommended to prevent them from being in pain.
- Don't allow your pet to lick, chew or scratch the surgery wound, as this can lead to infection.
- Allow them to rest. Your veterinarian will inform you when it's ok for your pet to return to their active lifestyle.
- Monitor their temperature. Your pet should be kept comfortable during recovery.