Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital of Holly Springs provides a wide variety of surgical procedures, including almost any internal medicine or orthopedic procedure that your dog, cat or other pet may need. We utilize our surgical laser to decrease pain, decrease healing time and virtually eliminate surgical blood loss.
We pride ourselves on providing a good patient experience during any surgery. Our doctors first perform a pre-surgical exam and pre-surgical blood work to determine if the patient is in optimal shape for surgery that day. All surgeries receive an IV catheter, warm IV fluids and IV pain medication before, during and after the procedure. They are monitored during surgery by a trained anesthesia nurse and computerized monitoring equipment that measures heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels constantly. They receive the fastest and safest gas anesthesia available on the market today to help decrease anesthetic "hang over".
All surgical patients at Hemlock Bluffs Animal Hospital are wrapped in a warm water recirculating blanket to keep them warm during surgery and will remain in the warming blanket through recovery. They wake up with their own personal recovery nurse who monitors their heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate and pain perception rate every 5 minutes during the post-operative period. They will awaken with light classical music in a quiet, warm and padded environment. They even receive a snuggle buddy (an oversized teddy bear) that helps to decrease stress during recovery and give them something to snuggle with during the day.
After recovery, the anesthesia nurse will give you a call and let you know how the procedure went. She or he will then schedule a dismissal appointment with the doctor. At the dismissal appointment your pet's doctor will go over the post-operative care instructions, answer any questions you may have and provide you with a written set of instructions to follow specific for your pet and their surgery. Any follow up appointments will be scheduled at this time. Lastly, we will call you the next day to find out how you and your pet are doing.