Going Under the Knife

Our doctors provide surgery for our patients ranging from spay or neuter, mass removals and emergency surgery. rthopedic surgery is available y an orthopedic surgeon that visits our hospital. While under anesthesia, your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, EKG, temperature and blood oxygenation is continuously monitored by a veterinary assistant.


If your pet is having surgery, please don't give them food or water after 10:00 pm the night before surgery. Please plan enough time in the morning to fill out paperwork when you drop off your pet. Or, download the Drop Off Form here and bring it to your appointment.


The evening after surgery, please monitor your pet as closely as possible. Normal after effects of anesthesia may include difficulty walking, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Your pet will need to be helped in and out of the car, up and down stairs, and on and off the sofa. They may think that they are normal, but the drugs take a few hours to be processed and for the sedative effects to wear off. For that first night, it is advisable to confine your pet to avoid any tripping, falling or other abrupt movements and to check the gum color often. By the next morning, the effects of anesthesia should have worn off. Please monitor the appearance of the incision, prevent any licking or biting with an E-collar, and restrict activity for the next 10-14 days. If you have ANY questions or concerns, call us at (415) 753-2884