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Your Pet's Surgery at Smith Veterinary Hospital

Spays and Neuters Lancaster, CAThe Highest Standards of Surgical Care for Lancaster Pets

Dr. Garha, Dr. Flynn and the entire staff at Smith Veterinary Hospital understand the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. Our experienced medical team rigorously adheres to the highest standards of surgical care, and we strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Our hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures, from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic, and soft tissue surgeries. Generally, surgeries involve anything related to trauma, oral or dental issues, ear, skin masses and tumors, eye, stomach, intestine and colon, reproductive, urinary, endocrine (hormonal system, thyroid), lymphatic, cancer surgery, intestinal foreign bodies, surgical biopsy, and orthopedic procedures such as fracture repair and anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

A Custom Pre-Surgery and Anesthetic Plan

Prior to surgery, your pet receives a thorough physical examination to identify any medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an anesthetic regimen specific to your pet.

To ensure the health and safety of your pet, we utilize the most updated, state-of-the-art anesthesia system and multi-parameter monitoring technology. During surgery your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.

Comprehensive Pain Management

Pain management is an important part of our pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative anesthetic and medical protocol. We all know pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

For your much-loved pet's comfort and safety we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications), oral and injectable analgesics, and narcotic pain relievers.

Postoperative Care & Healing

Following surgery your pet is continuously monitored and kept comfortable by a member of our veterinary team. As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery, including how to administer any needed medication. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.

For more information about our veterinary surgical services in Los Angeles County or to schedule an appointment at Smith Veterinary Hospital, please call our Lancaster, CA veterinary hospital at (661) 948-5065.