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.