Your pet’s safety and comfort is our highest priority at Chesapeake Veterinary Hospital. Whether your pet needs a neuter procedure or foreign body removal surgery, our veterinarians and staff are ready to provide compassionate care using advanced veterinary surgical techniques. Our hospital is capable of performing a variety of surgical procedures, including spay and neuter surgeries, tumor removals, and wound lacerations. More specialized procedures, such as orthopedic surgeries, may be referred to a board-certified veterinary surgery specialist.
We combine modern technology with old-fashioned, loving care to make surgical procedures as safe and stress-free as possible. It is our goal to make your pet comfortable and to provide you with peace of mind. We encourage you to ask questions about your pet’s procedure and welcome you to call and check on your pet following surgery.
Prior to surgery, your pet will undergo a full physical examination, blood tests, and a pre-operative evaluation. Our surgeon will use this information to develop an anesthesia protocol designed to meet your pet’s specific needs. Chesapeake Veterinary Hospital places an emphasis on pain prevention and uses only safe and gentle forms of anesthesia. During surgery, your pet’s vital signs are monitored by a trained veterinary technician using state of the art monitoring equipment. They also receive intravenous (IV) fluid therapy and have an IV catheter in place throughout the procedure to facilitate the administration of anesthetic medications as needed. Warm blankets surround patients while in recovery in our kennel suite which is kept at a comfortable temperature and during recovery they are monitored by our highly trained technicians.
What to know the night before surgery:
- Your pet should not have any food after 10pm the night before surgery.
- Consult with your veterinarian the night before surgery if you should continue with any daily medications.
- Your pet should have water taken away the morning of surgery.
- Your pet should be admitted to the hospital between 7:30am-8:30am the morning of surgery.
- When your pet is admitted you are expected to sign a few forms. Allow yourself time to consult with a technician or veterinarian about your pet’s treatment plan prior to drop off.
- After your pet has fully recovered from anesthesia, your veterinarian will contact you to give you a full update on your pet and to schedule a discharge time.
- At time of discharge, your veterinarian or technician will give you post surgical instructions. Be sure to refer to these instructions during the time of your pet’s recovery.