Your Pet's Surgery

SurgeryWe understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Murray Animal Hospital we strive to ensure your pet's surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also endeavor to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, Murray Animal Hospital performs an array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. For complicated orthopedic procedures we maintain a collaborative relationship with a board certified surgeon who comes to our hospital to perform surgeries.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.

Prior to anesthesia all pets are examined by a doctor and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pets past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician using our advanced monitoring system. This system can monitor your pet’s arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature. We also apply heat therapy to ensure a safe body temperature is maintained throughout the procedure.

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Pain Management

Pain ManagementMurray Animal Hospital also believes that identifying and relieving pain is essential to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management before, during and after surgery are important aspects of your pet's care protocol.

Upon discharge your pet may be dispensed additional medication for a time following surgery. A veterinary technician will discuss pain medication, dosing and administration while reviewing discharge instructions provided by the veterinarian with you.

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Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from the Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (763) 784-9581.

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