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Pre & Post-op Care

Pre and Post-Op Care at Animal Health Care Center

Unfortunately, there may come a time where your pet requires surgery. It could be the result of a sickness, an injury, or the need for tumor removal. If your pet is scheduled for surgery, our veterinarians can ensure you and your pet are well prepared. At Animal Health Care Center in Madison, AL, we can help your pet every step of the way.  Here’s a guide to preparing your pet for surgery at our vet clinic as well as post-op care.

Pre-Operative Care for Pets

Before our veterinary experts plan your pet’s surgery, we will walk you through every step of the process. We will also complete pre-operative bloodwork and imaging to determine if it is safe for your pet to undergo an anesthetic procedure.

Our technicians will provide you with instructions for withholding food and/or water based on your pet’s individual needs. The length of time your pet stays in our facility after surgery will depend on the procedure being performed.

Post-Operative Care for Pets

After surgery, our staff’s focus is ensuring that your pet recovers from anesthesia as comfortably and safely as possible. During the anesthetic recovery, pets may lack proper balance and have difficulty standing so your pet will be closely monitored and kept calm during this process.

Every pet owner gets a list of post-operative care instructions and medication to manage your pet’s pain. You may be required to routinely change bandages and administer antibiotics and pain medication during your pet’s recovery. We are serious about pain management and make every effort to ensure your pet experiences minimal stress and discomfort post-operation.

If your pet develops any unexpected complications, please contact us immediately. Our veterinarians in Madison are always accessible during business hours for emergency care. 

Contact Us for Quality Vet Care in Madison, AL

If you have any questions about surgical procedures or general wellness care for your pet, you can reach us at Animal Health Care Center by calling (256) 461-8440. We can also help your pet with routine check-ups and other pet health care services. Our team is committed to providing pets the care they need to live happy and healthy lives. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your pet.