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Surgery

 

For more than 30 years, South Charlotte, North Carolina area families have relied on Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital for their pets' surgical needs. Our experienced veterinarians regularly perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including spay, neuter, cherry eye, mass removals, cat declawing, dental surgery, and more. From soft tissue surgeries, such as skin growth removals, to orthopedic ones, such as knee (ACL/CCL) repair, our veterinarians provide dogs and cats with the specialized veterinary care they need.

 

Ensuring Your Pet's Safety & Comfort

We are committed to providing a human level of surgical care to our pet patients. Our animal hospital is equipped with the latest in advanced veterinary diagnostic tools, enabling us to accurately diagnose and determine the best course of treatment for our patients. In addition, we have extensive safety protocols in place to protect pets from harm throughout every step of the surgical process. Some of these include:

 

  • Evaluating bloodwork within 90 days of the procedure to ensure there are no hidden problems involving your pet's blood counts or organ function.
  • Conducting a complete physical exam, during which individualized anesthesia, fluid therapy, and pain control plans are developed to address your pet's unique needs.
  • Dedicating a veterinary staff member to monitor your pet's anesthesia administration and well-being throughout the procedure, as well as during recovery.
  • Using a cardiac monitor to assess heart rate and rhythm and a pulse oximeter to evaluate blood oxygen levels and core body temperature measurements so immediate action can be taken should a problem arise.
  • Giving IV fluids to keep your pet hydrated and help maintain his or her blood pressure, while also providing quick access should emergency medications become necessary.
  • Providing warm water heating pads to maintain your pet's body temperature and prevent potential hypothermia from taking place due to anesthesia.

We will do everything we can to ensure that your pet is comfortable before, during, and after surgery. When your pet first awakens after the procedure, a veterinary technician will be by his or her side to provide reassurance and a calming presence. For those patients who require an overnight stay, we have special TLC wards that are smaller and quieter to help pets feel more secure. Nothing is more important to us than the health, happiness, and well-being of our pet patients.