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How We Perform Safe, Low-Stress Pet Surgery in Bartow, FL

Our pet surgery suite looks very similar to a human surgery suite, with top-of-the-line monitoring and anesthesia equipment, and a sterile yet comfortable space for our patients and staff. Main Street Veterinary Center is able to provide many essential and elective surgical procedures for dogs and cats, including spays and neuters and other soft-tissue surgeries. We take great care preparing each patient for surgery, with protocols in place to increase their safety and help them recover quickly and comfortably following the procedure.

If your pet needs surgery or you have questions about how to care for them post-op, get in touch by calling (863) 534-9584.

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Dog in a cone after surgery

Our Protocols for Keeping Your Pet Safe During Surgery

Before, during, and after surgery, your companion always has a dedicated team member watching over them, making sure they’re healthy, comfortable, and safe.

Our two core components of providing a positive surgery experience are pre-anesthetic lab work, and continuous monitoring.

Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work

Before going into surgery, we first examine your pet and perform a chemistry panel or complete blood cell count (CBC) and full chemistry panel to check organ function and screen for disease. Our chemistry panel is recommended for young pets up to 6 years old, and our other two tests are reserved for senior dogs and cats, and pets with chronic illness.

Once your pet’s bloodwork is complete and they are cleared for surgery, we place an IV catheter to ensure quick administration of fluids and medication as needed.

Continuous Patient Monitoring

Throughout your pet’s surgery, they will be monitored closely by a veterinary assistant. Vitals they’ll monitor include:

  • Blood pressure
  • EKG
  • SpO2
  • Body temperature

Pets’ body temperatures tend to drop during surgery. To keep their temperature up, your companion will be protected with warm, soft blankets. Along with keeping your pet warm, maintaining their body’s temperature can also help shorten their recovery period.

Surgical Procedures We Provide at Our Bartow, FL Clinic

Our team and facility are able to perform a variety of pet surgeries, including:

  • Routine spays and neuters
  • Mass removals
  • Foreign body removals
  • Cystotomies (bladder stone removal)
  • Splenectomies
  • Oral surgery
  • Tissue biopsies
  • Wound cleaning and repair
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