At East York Veterinary Center, we have a dedicated surgical suite with two anesthetic machines, electrocardiography, blood pressure, and respiratory monitoring. An experienced technician will monitor your animal’s condition under anesthesia while a skilled veterinarian is performing the procedure.
- Do not feed your pet after 10 pm the night before to reduce surgical complications.
- Do not give any medications that morning unless instructed by your veterinarian, and always inform the staff of any supplements, vitamins, or other OTC products your pet is receiving.
- On the morning of surgery, a skilled veterinary technician will record all necessary information for you and your pet, answer any questions you may have, and obtain an emergency contact number so that we may keep you informed of your pet’s progress throughout the day.
The Day of Surgery:
- All pets receive a thorough physical examination by our veterinarians on the day of the procedure and will have pre-anesthetic blood work performed to make sure your pet is in good health prior to anesthesia.
- Surgical patients (except feline neuter patients) have an intravenous catheter placed and are put on intravenous fluids during and/or after surgery.
- A dedicated technician will monitor your pet under anesthesia and post-anesthesia to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.
- A member of our staff will update you throughout the day on your pet’s progress. The majority of patients can go home that evening, depending on the degree of illness.
Our veterinarians are skilled in, but not limited to, performing the following surgeries:
- Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
- Castrations (neuter)
- Mass removals
- Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
- Abdominal exploratory surgery (foreign bodies, splenectomies, liver biopsies)
- Advanced soft tissue surgery such as perineal urethrostomies
- Orthopedic surgery by a traveling orthopedic surgeon such as cranial cruciate ligament repairs and fracture repairs
If at any point you have any questions regarding your pet’s surgical care or a planned procedure please do not hesitate to call us at 717-840-1025 and speak to a member of our staff.