Pet Surgery in Lafayette, LA
We do a wide variety of surgeries for our patients at Animal Care Hospital in Lafayette. We also have a board-certified surgeon who can perform almost any procedure that is needed. One way we set ourselves apart is that Dr. Guidry schedules a set number of surgeries per day to ensure that every patient receives individualized care from start to finish. This is in keeping with our commitment to treating every pet like they’re our own.
Consult with Dr. Guidry about your pet’s upcoming surgery or schedule a follow-up visit today.
How We Keep Your Pet Safe
Your pet’s safety is as much our concern as it is yours. We have a thorough process in place for surgery preparation and making sure your pet is healthy before we do anything else.
- Prior to surgery, we use our in-house lab to screen for health problems such as anemia, infections, diabetes, liver or kidney issues, bleeding disorders, and endocrine diseases. This creates a higher margin of safety for all patients, younger and older.
- If your pet has not seen their vet within the last two months, we need to do an exam that includes:
- Heart rate check
- Respiratory rate check
- Perfusion test (rate at which blood is delivered to tissue)
- Pulse and pulse quality
- Hydration status
- Heart murmur check
- Your pet is connected to monitoring equipment that can alert us to any changes in their condition almost instantly. We also have a technician monitoring your pet at all times during their surgery.
Pet Pain Management in Lafayette
After safety, pain control is our next highest priority. Pain can make post-op recovery a challenge for pets, and slow down the recovery process. That’s why patients receive pain control based on their weight before, during, and after surgery. We can also send pets home with oral medication to ease their recovery.
Additional Services Pets Can Receive During Surgery
Our hospital can also provide ancillary services to your pet while they’re having surgery. That way, you will not have to schedule separate appointments. Nail trimming, anal gland expression, microchipping, and removal of deciduous (baby) teeth can all be done while your pet is in surgery.