Surgery

Surgery

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Enfield Veterinary Hospital
94 Coronation Parade
Enfield
NSW 2136

Phone:
02 9747 3999

Surgery

At Enfield Veterinary Hospital we have full surgical facilities and our skilled surgeons undertake all major and minor surgeries, ranging from desexing to orthopaedic procedures. If your pet does require surgery, our vets are always available both before and after surgery to discuss the procedure and answer any questions you may have. The highest level of care is given to your pet by our surgical team and dedicated staff.


Anaesthetic Monitoring

The high quality SurgiVet Vital Signs Monitor used here at the hospital helps us to monitor your pet while under anaesthetic. As the leading choice in veterinary multi-parameter monitoring, it looks at the patient's heart rate, respiratory rate, end-tidal CO2, pulse oximetry, blood pressure and ECG.


Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Testing

To ensure your pet can properly process and eliminate an anaesthetic & pain relief medications, we can run a blood test to confirm that your pet’s organs are functioning properly and to find hidden health conditions that could put your pet at risk. This can be run on the morning of your pet’s surgery within the hospital, and takes approx. 10 mins to complete and obtain results. Further more expansive tests can be run prior to your pets surgery and sent to the laboratory (if the vet's feel they are warranted). Results are often received same day

The top FOUR reasons to test your pet before anaesthesia:

1. Enjoy peace of mind.

2. Detect hidden illness.

3. Reduce risks and consequences.

4. Protect your pet’s future health.

Testing can significantly reduce medical risk. Healthy-looking pets may be hiding symptoms of a disease or ailment. Testing helps detect this kind of illness so we can avoid problems with anaesthesia. If the pre-anaesthetic testing results are normal, we can proceed with confidence. If not, we can alter the anaesthetic procedure or take other precautions to safeguard your pet’s health. These tests become part of your pet’s medical record, providing a baseline for future reference.

We can test the following organs within your cat or dog:

Liver - can indicate: Liver disease, Dehydration, Obstruction of the bile ducts, Abnormalities resulting from long-term medications

Kidney - can indicate: Early kidney disease, Kidney failure, Infection, Abnormalities resulting from long-term medications

Blood - PCV tests are used to screen for: Anaemia (low red blood cells), Bleeding problems, Hydration status


Intravenous Fluid Therapy

Placing an intravenous catheter and putting your pet on a ‘drip’ during the procedure makes the anesthetic safer and your pet’s recovery faster and smoother by keeping their organs hydrated and able to function at their best. In the extremely unlikely event of an aesthetic complication, having an IV catheter in place allows us to immediately administer the necessary drugs.