At Lakeside Animal Hospital, we understand that having a pet undergo a surgical procedure can be a scary prospect. We find that Plantation pet owners are concerned about three aspects of a veterinary surgical facility: the proficiency of the surgeon, the safety of the anesthesia, and the cost of the procedure. At Lakeside, our veterinarians perform spays, neuters, and other soft tissue surgeries on a regular basis, and we work with board certified specialists to perform orthopedic surgeries as well as other advanced procedures at our hospital.
In addition, Lakeside is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which sets the standards for excellence in veterinary care. Only 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited by this association, and we are very proud of this distinction. As a result, we adhere to strict standards regarding the quality of care that your loved one receives at our Plantation veterinary surgical clinic.
At Lakeside, the health and safety of our patients in our care is our first priority. By performing blood tests prior to anesthesia, we are able to ensure that your pet’s organs are functioning appropriately for the pre-medications & anesthetic agent used, & if not, to tailor your pet’s anesthetic plan to specifically meet his or her needs.
Once your pet is anesthetized, he or she will be monitored by a trained veterinary technician (Dedicated solely to the care of your pet throughout the surgical procedure). Heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, and body temperature are all watched closely throughout and after the procedure.
For optimal anesthetic safety, all pets undergoing anesthesia have an IV catheter and an endotracheal tube placed. Intravenous (IV) fluids help maintain blood pressure, and our warmed surgical table with warmed air blankets combats a drop in body temperature, which can be detrimental to a patient.
Pain management for your pet is imperative before, during and after a surgical procedure. Our doctors tailor each patient’s pain regimen to their unique situation because we want your family member to be as pain-free and comfortable as possible.
When it comes to surgery, we want to relieve any stress or anxiety that you may have by utilizing the latest medical, diagnostic, surgical, and laboratory equipment to provide your pet with the highest standard of veterinary care.
Our surgical services include:
- SURGICAL NEUTERING/SPAYING
- EXPLORATORY SURGERY
- SOFT TISSUE SURGERY
- MASS REMOVALS
- DENTAL EXTRACTIONS/ORAL SURGERY
- LACERATION / WOUND REPAIRS
- OCULAR (CHERRY EYE, ENUCLEATION)
- ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY