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Your Pet's Surgery

Your Pet's Surgery at Corfu-Darien Veterinary Clinic

Corfu's Best Veterinary Surgeons

We understand the important role pets play in the lives of our clients – and our own – and because of this, we make every effort to become a partner in your pet’s health care. We understand the anxiety that comes with allowing a pet to undergo any surgical procedure, no matter how major or minor. We make sure your fears are addressed and your questions are answered prior to any procedure.

That being said, our veterinarians have years of experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures. Some of the common soft tissue surgeries we handle include routine spays and neuters (of cats, dogs, rabbits and pot-bellied pigs), abdominal surgery, mass removal, caesarean section and more. Specialized and orthopedic surgeries we offer include:

  • Amputations
  • Anal Gland Removal
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)
  • Gastropexy
  • Hip Dysplasia Surgery
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Soft Palate Reduction

Our Facility

Corfu-Darien Veterinary Clinic’s state-of-the-art surgical facility ensures procedures are both as safe and efficient as possible. Veterinary technology is advancing at a rapid pace. These advancements, combined with our expertise, greatly reduce the risk for complications and allow us to perform surgical procedures quickly and accurately.

Pre-Surgery Exam

Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination takes place. This exam may include a pre-surgical blood screen, which, along with your pet’s anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age, will be used to determine a unique anesthesia protocol. These tests have the added benefit of establishing a baseline for the comparison of future blood tests, should your pet require any.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia comes with risks, but our surgical team members are trained to take all precautions and provide the best quality veterinary care to your pet while he is she is in their care. Our technicians and doctors continuously attend educational meetings to keep up-to-date with the most current drug protocols.

While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our highly trained surgical team and specialized up-to-date anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use warming pads to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure.

Your Pet's Surgery at Corfu-Darien Veterinary Clinic

Pain Management

Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow the healing process.

We utilize a multimodal, tailored pain management plan to meet the unique needs of each animal and to minimize your pet’s discomfort. This typically includes administering pre-anesthetic pain medications and then assessing pain and providing appropriate relief during and after surgery.

Postoperative Care

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, your veterinarian will provide you with information and a care sheet on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions during our regular business hours.

Contact us at (585) 599–3148 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you. If the clinic is closed, please call an emergency clinic.