Surgery at MVMC
The surgical department at MVMC is dedicated to providing excellence in small animal surgical care. We strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate communication with owners and referring veterinarians. Dr. Steinberg, Dr. Rubin, Dr. Hamilton and their team of licensed veterinary technicians will guide you through your pet's surgical experience.
Your Pet’s Surgical Experience at MVMC
Getting Information About Your Pet
After your appointment is scheduled, the surgical department will need all pertinent client and patient information so that a complete file is ready at the time of your appointment. On the day of your appointment we will obtain a brief medical history of your pet and your pets vital signs.
To help you better understand your pet’s up-coming surgery, an explanation of each of the following surgical procedures can be found on the links below:
Scheduling and Preparing Your Pet for Surgery
Surgery is scheduled to accommodate your needs and also the surgical schedule of the doctor. If your pet is scheduled for a later date you will be asked to drop off your pet the morning of the surgery. Please have your pet at the hospital between 8-8:30 a.m. the day of surgery. No food is allowed after 10:00 p.m. the night prior to surgery, water is allowed up until the time you arrive at the hospital.
Your Pet’s Surgery
Our highly trained surgical staff uses the most advanced and safest anesthetic techniques and monitoring. Following the surgery the doctor will contact you to discuss the surgery and your pet’s condition. After surgery your pet will recover with continuous monitoring and frequent assessment of pain management. Pain management is integral to a comprehensive anesthetic and surgical plan. Pain medication is used prior to anesthesia being started, during anesthesia as needed, and is always provided after surgery to maintain comfort.
Your Pet’s Anesthetic Experience
At the MVMC our commitment to your pet’s anesthetic experience is to maintain optimal comfort and safety provided extensive in-depth monitoring to detect and resolve patient individual problems, reduce stress and anxiety from a pet being away from home and in a strange environment, and eliminate pain from injury and surgery. Anesthesia is a dynamic medical procedure that involves critical support throughout emergency and specialty care at the MVMC.
Pain Management at MVMC
In pets as in people, pain has been shown to delay healing, decrease appetite and decrease prognosis. Pain management is critical at the MVMC as an integral part of the veterinary oath of relief of animal suffering and pain management is always used to maximize prognosis and recovery.