Opening Times - Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm - Saturdays: 8:30am to 4pm
Operations / Surgery
Our highly advanced in-house surgical facilities at Sunninghill Veterinary Centre give us the ability to carry out minor and major surgical procedures, from spay and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgeries. Some of the orthopaedic procedures that we perform include fracture repairs, joint surgery and bone biopsies.
Prior to surgery we will discuss pre-operative care, and where possible, details of the surgical procedure as well as post-operative care. On the day of the surgery we will carry out a thorough examination of your pet including pre-anaesthetic blood and urine testing to give us a complete picture of your pet’s health and to tailor the right anaesthetic for their needs.
Pain management is a very important part of our pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative protocol. All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures such as neutering or dental work receive pain control medication.
We use state-of-the-art anaesthetic machines and utilise a variety of anaesthetic monitoring devices including pulse-oximeter and other cardiac monitoring equipment. We place an intravenous (IV) catheter in your pet’s leg to enable us to deliver fluids during the surgical procedure and recovery period. This also offers us quick access to your pet’s circulatory system should an emergency arise and necessitate immediate delivery of life saving emergency drugs. All surgeries are closely monitored by our experienced nurses.
We are able to hospitalise pets overnight in our separate dog and cat wards which are monitored 24/7 by our resident nurses, with vets on call should the need arise. We would be happy to show you these facilities to help put your mind at rest prior to any surgery.
When your pet is ready to come home we will provide you with any necessary post-operative medication and advice and we are always at the other end of the phone should you need to check anything with us.
Our pre-operative advice for your pet:
- Please do not feed your pet after 9pm on the day before the anaesthetic.
- Please prevent access to water after 8am on the day of the anaesthetic.
- Cats should be kept indoors overnight, to ensure they are present on the morning of the surgery, and to prevent them gaining access to food from outside sources.
- Unless otherwise instructed, please bring your pet to the surgery between 8am and 10am.
- You may be asked to give consent for a pre-operative blood test to be carried out.
- If you intend to make an insurance claim, please check the conditions of your policy before booking any surgical procedures.