Orange Park Veterinary Surgery
From spay and neuter services to more complex veterinary surgical procedures, PrimeVET Animal Hospital always operates with safety first. In fact, our Orange Park veterinary surgery uses many of the same safety measures as human hospitals. We believe that keeping our patients comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet's care. Our veterinarians will recommend the most minimally invasive surgery available that combines effectiveness, safety and reduced post-operative pain for a faster recovery. Since healthy animals can have serious health issues that cannot be detected by a visual exam, we require every pet to receive diagnostic blood work to ensure they can handle the anesthetic.
Since surgical monitoring is such an important part of safe pet surgery, we utilize the most advanced processes to ensure your pet is not in danger. Like human operating room technicians, our equipment monitors ensure your dog or cat's vitals are at appropriate levels at all times throughout the procedure. Plus, we always utilize the safest anesthesia* protocols, catering them to each patient's individual needs. A technician is present during the entire Orange Park veterinary surgery and recovery process to maintain the safety and comfort of your pet.
*NOTE: Some of our clients have noticed that the costs associated with anesthesia may run a little higher than other local animal hospitals. This is because we offer the safest and highest-quality anesthesia available.
Soft Tissue Surgeries
Any Orange Park pet surgery includes a thorough pre-surgical physical examination, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day. PrimeVET Animal Hospital has a state-of-the art surgical suite where our veterinarians perform all common procedures, including:
- Spay - Ovariohysterectomy
- Neuter - Orchiectomy
- Laceration and Wound Repair
- Mass Removals
- Ingested Foreign Body Removal
- Bladder Stone Removal
- Skin Tumors and Cysts Removal
- Hernia Repair
- Biopsies and Exploratory Surgery
- Minor Eye and Ear Surgeries
- Splenectomy or Partial Resection
- Hematoma Repair
- Gastrointestinal Surgeries
- Dental Cleaning and Tooth Extraction
While your pet is under anesthesia, it is the ideal time to perform other minor procedures, such as dentistry, ear cleaning, or implanting an identification microchip. If you would like an estimate, these extra services should be discussed with the veterinarian ahead of time.
Post Surgical Pet Care
When you pick up your pet after surgery, plan to spend about 15 minutes to go over your pet's home care needs. Although pets may not show the same symptoms of pain as people do, anything that causes pain in humans can be expected to cause your pet pain. However, cats and dogs usually do not whine or cry. Most patients receive a pain injection prior to surgery and pain medication is given after surgery on a case by case basis. If Orange Park pet surgery is recommended, you can feel comfortable knowing that our veterinarians will provide appropriate pain relief, so any discomfort that is identified is promptly treated. For dogs, the doctor may recommend an oral veterinary anti-inflammatory to lessen the risk of discomfort and swelling. We are more limited with cats but recent advances in pain medications have allowed for better pain control in cats as well.
If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the post-operative period, call us. After hours we recommend you contact 904-264-8281 for Clay-Duval Pet Emergency, which is located less than 10 minutes from PrimeVET Animal Hospital.