Pet Surgery On the Leading Edge of Compassion and Technology
Pet surgery is often an inevitable but stressful event for both pets and their devoted owners. At Custer McDermott Animal Hospital in Plano, it doesn’t have to be, because we make your pet’s safety and comfort our ultimate priorities. Whether we’re seeing your loved one for a routine spay or neuter, or something more complex like an enterotomy, we’ll treat them with the kindness and care they deserve.
To ensure that your pet’s surgery goes smoothly, we utilize the most up-to-date practices for safety and pain management, along with cutting-edge tools and equipment. We believe that pets, as family members, should always have access to the highest quality amenities available.
Pet Surgery Services
Our goal is to meet as many of your pet’s needs as possible at our facility, which is why we perform a wide variety of different surgeries. These include, but are not limited to:
- Routine spays and neuters
- Foreign body removals
- Tumor removals
- Enterotomies (incision into the intestine)
- Cystotomies (bladder surgery)
- Laparotomies (abdominal surgery)
- Wound repair
- …and more*
*For orthopedic surgeries, we enlist the services of a highly skilled mobile surgeon to come in and perform when needed.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Pet’s Surgery
To prepare for your pet’s surgery, we ask that you block their access to food by 8 p.m. the night before, and limit them to a few small sips of water in the morning. You can drop your pet off at our clinic between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.; at this time, we will go over surgery protocol and paperwork with you. Once your pet is admitted, we’ll pre-medicate them with pain control and anti-anxiety medications. We’ll place an IV catheter for the quick administration of fluids and medication as needed, then begin the surgery.
Your pet’s vital signs will be closely monitored throughout their procedure by one of our dedicated technicians. In recovery, they will continue to be monitored and kept comfortable. Your veterinarian will contact you post-op to update you on your loved one’s condition, and let you know when they’ll be ready to go home. Once your pet is stable, they’re free to go, and when you arrive for pick-up, our staff will meet with you to discuss post-op instructions. Please call us at (214) 644-5555 if you have any questions or concerns during your pet’s at-home recovery. We’re more than happy to help!