Surgery

Are you feeling nervous about your pet’s upcoming surgery?

Bringing a family member in for an operation is never easy, regardless of whether they happen to have two legs or four. At Paw Prints Animal Hospital, we want you to know we understand what you’re going through. That’s because we’re pet owners too. Each member of our team has experienced the uneasiness of surgery with our own animal companions. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure that every procedure performed in our clinic is as stress-free as possible. You can rest assured that your loved one will be in excellent hands with us.

 

Pre-Surgical Care

Our process begins with thorough preoperative screening. This helps us to uncover and prepare for potential concerns so we can reduce the risk of complications for your pet. We’ll also develop a strategy for keeping your best friend comfortable and pain-free — before, during and following surgery. We use the safest, most effective pain control medication and customize our approach to each individual patient.

 

Your Pet’s Surgery

Regardless of whether it’s a routine spay or neuter, or a more complex procedure, your pet’s surgery will be our highest priority. From the moment you arrive, we’ll be there to ease your mind and help keep your pet calm and relaxed. Any last-minute questions that arise will be answered as we get your loved one settled in and prepared for surgery.

Once safely sedated, our team will complete the procedure as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be present at all times, assisting with surgery and closely monitoring your companion’s wellbeing. Our surgical suite is outfitted with modern monitoring equipment which helps us track your pet’s vital signs and pain levels.

 

Discharge and Post-Surgical Care

When surgery is complete, we’ll gently relocate your loved one to our safe, quiet recovery area. As the anesthesia begins to wear off, our staff will be there to offer comfort and reassurance. We want to make the experience as calm as possible. When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will go over our aftercare instructions, including a plan for pain management. We want to ensure that your furry family member recovers as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Surgery doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety, especially if you’ve got the experienced, compassionate team at Paw Prints Animal Hospital in your corner. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help with all your companion’s surgical care needs.

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    • Mel HubbardMel Hubbard

      Let me start off by saying we have been going to Paw Prints since we moved here in 2013 and our dog Nickel has been seeing Dr. Eddie Crittendon.

      Nickel has gotten up there in age and has had more and more health related issues. Dr. Eddie Crittendon was always compassionate and even warned us last year to prepare ourselves for when the time comes because eventually the medication was going to stop working.

      Dr. Eddie Crittendon and his assistant where kind and empathetic to us having made the hard decision that no dog parent wants to have to make. They both treated Nickel with love and dignity. They never once made me feel bad for crying which is something I don’t ever do in front of anyone. He also took the extra step of making her comfortable and talking to her like she was his own dog.

      Thank you for being who you are Dr. Eddie Crittendon you truly love animals and it shows.

      We do have another dog and he will continue to go see Dr. Eddie Crittendon and his assistant!

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    • Karen M BicknellKaren M Bicknell

      We’ve taken our dogs here for the last 12 years. They have always been great with them.

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    • Susan DeanSusan Dean

      Friendly staff today Petey loved his tech

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    • Thomas C.Thomas C.

      I just changed to them and was really happy with everyone but most important my girl Stella was happy too.Dr. Eddie Crittendon was very impressive they way... Read More

    • Chelsey RossChelsey Ross

      Dr. Hunt cared greatly for my sweet Rosie when she first got sick, unfortunately my sweet girl had to be euthanized due to her condition and Dr. Cousins was the one to do so. He was so patient with us and allowed me to say my goodbyes and hold her until the very end. ❤️ I also take my boy Enzo there and they are great with him too!

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