Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Lexington
Our surgical center at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency is a cutting-edge facility staffed by veterinary surgery experts.
We provide comprehensive surgeries ranging from soft tissue and gastrointestinal to urogenital and cardiovascular.
Veterinary surgeries are performed with the most advanced technology available, and our surgical patients have access to fully-trained support staff.
Based on your pet’s problems, our surgical specialist will perform a detailed examination and discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks, and expected outcomes with you.
Board-Certified Veterinary Surgical Specialist
A veterinary surgeon must complete an additional four years of training following graduation from veterinary school in order to become a certified specialist. This training includes a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency program that adheres to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons' guidelines (ACVS).
What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery in Lexington
Our surgical center at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency uses cutting-edge surgical instruments and equipment. Everything we do, every choice we make, is for your pet's benefit.
- Anesthesia & Pain Management
Each patient has a unique anesthetic plan based on his or her medical condition. Each pet's overall cardiovascular health and lab results are taken into account.
We take extra precautions to keep your pet pain-free during and after surgery, and we frequently employ a multimodal approach to do so (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia, and systemic medications).
- Continuous Patient Monitoring
To monitor your pet's vitals during surgery, we use cutting-edge monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end-tidal CO2, and so on).
- Sterilization Techniques
All of our procedures are performed in a sterile environment. This means that our operating suite is equipped with positive pressure airflow and that the room is cleaned following each procedure.
Additionally, our surgeons use sterile preparation and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown).
- Electrocautery & Ligasure
A highly focused laser beam can efficiently vaporize living tissue with extreme precision while sealing capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings during laser surgery.
Our veterinary surgeons employ electrocautery and ligasure, which provide significant benefits to patients, including decreased pain, bleeding, swelling, and a quicker recovery.
- Post-Operative Care
Your veterinarian will contact you after surgery to discuss the procedure and plan.
Some pets can go home the next day, while others must stay overnight. It all depends on the procedure and your pet's health.
During your pet's hospitalization, they will never be left alone. Our hospital is staffed 24/7 to monitor and administer your pet's treatment plan. Our trained staff will keep you informed of your pet's progress and encourage owner visits.
We will provide discharge instructions and answer any questions you may have when you pick up your pet.