Brevard Aid To Animal's modern surgical facility ensures procedures are 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.
Before your pet undergoes any surgical procedure, a thorough examination MUST take place. This exam includes a pre-surgical blood screen (if your pet is over the age of 5 years old), 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.
If you are coming in for a Pre-surgical Exam:
Your pet's unique anesthesia plan is customized based on his or her overall health, age, and the surgical procedure involved. Anesthesia is required for most surgical procedures. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by our dedicated anesthetic technician and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery.
Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that can go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. In addition, because our furry friends don't understand why they are experiencing pain, pain can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your special companion.
This is why the veterinarians at Brevard Aid To Animals utilize a multimodal approach to best meet your pet's needs for pain management. We use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs, and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to your pet, and depends on factors determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.
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 a customized postoperative care plan that will include information 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.
One of our friendly Patient Care Coordinators will always give you a call to follow up with you and your pet later that day or the day after, and of course if you have any questions or concerns our staff would be happy to assist you.
If you have any questions or concerns after surgery please give our office a call at 321-421-6277.
If you have an emergency outside of our office hours, call or visit the Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center on Eau Gallie Blvd.(321)725-53652281 W. Eau Gallie BlvdMelbourne,FL,32935