Pain Management and Surgery
Surgery is a necessary part of veterinary medicine as it is occasionally the best treatment option, especially in cases where something needs to be removed or repaired internally. When the Heartwood Animal Hospital team prescribes surgical intervention for a pet, we utilize state-of-the-art tools to perform surgery and to manage pain and discomfort, ensuring that your pet receives the very best care from our team.
When your pet is being treated surgically at Heartwood Animal Hospital, we want you to know they are safe. Many animal hospitals do not offer this level of care—this is why pet surgery at an AAHA accredited animal hospital is a better choice. In keeping with our AAHA accreditation, we are committed to utilizing the very safest anesthesia protocols and surgical monitoring tools in every procedure. This level of care includes:
- Pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to be anesthetized
- Personalized administration of anesthesia based on your pet’s individual needs
- Complete human-grade surgical monitoring throughout the procedure, tracking your pet’s vital signs at all times
- A technician assigned to personally monitor your pet throughout surgery, adding a personal touch to all monitoring
The Heartwood Animal Hospital team knows that when your pet is in our care, they deserve exceptional treatment, and we are committed to the highest level of surgical care in the industry.
After surgery, pain and discomfort are often natural parts of healing, but that does not mean we can’t intervene on behalf of your pet. Heartwood Animal Hospital pain management treatment options are designed to get your pet feeling good again. We may choose to use medical intervention for pets, but one of our most popular pain management options is laser therapy.
Laser Therapy to Manage Pain and Stimulate Healing
There has been a lot of buzz about laser therapy in the veterinary industry, and for good reason! This incredible tool, which has been in use in the world of human medicine, has only recently become available for veterinary uses. We are so proud to offer this state-of-the-art modality at Heartwood Animal Hospital. Laser therapy has been shown to reduce pain, minimize swelling, and stimulate healing, making it an exceptional treatment option for pets suffering from a chronic condition or recovering from an injury or surgery.
If you have questions about your pet’s care, the Heartwood Animal Hospital team is always here to help. We encourage you to contact us today with your questions and we’ll be happy to talk with you about any concerns you may have.
Tucker is able to walk after surgery!
Rex Matthews walking after a successful surgery!