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 Willow Bend Animal Clinic, 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 will 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 will be there to ease your mind and help keep your pet calm and relaxed. Any last-minute questions you have 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 pet’s wellbeing. Our surgical suite is outfitted with modern monitoring equipment which helps us track your companion’s vital signs and pain levels.

 

Discharge and Post-Surgical Care

When surgery is complete, we’ll gently relocate your pet 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 loved one recovers as quickly and comfortably as possible.

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

 

    • Paul KrissPaul Kriss

      The Kriss family loves Willow Bend, especially Dr. David, Dr. Mike, and your wonderful staff!! Thanks for taking care of our 4 legged children over the years!!

    • Lisa Smith ChildersLisa Smith Childers

      Willow Bend is an outstanding facility with doctors that care about their patients and their humans. Thank you Dr. Mike Thompson and staff for being so special!

    • Marsha JonesMarsha Jones

      Been bringIng my 4 legged babies here for years and have loved everyone we’ve ever seen. Today we saw Dr. Dunaway for the first time. Him and his sweet assistant ( didn’t get her name 😞 ) was so patient with Ryder. See Ryder gets way too excited and nervous, even after taking a few chill pills. They got on the floor with him and did everything they had to right there and todays visit was by far the least stressful we have ever had. He is home now and finally feeling the effects of his chill pills. 😝

    • CLiff ToddCLiff Todd

      Been with them since I started breeding bully they toke there time to help me all the people the are the nicest people and take real good care of the dogs

    • Tianya CampbellTianya Campbell

      Thank you Dr.Thompson from the bottom of my heart for helping to make a very difficult situation and heart wrenching decision with our boy Tank easier on our family. Your compassion and kindness never goes unnoticed. Our family, collectively, has used Willow Bend Clinic since you started practicing there so many years ago. My dad considers you to be a super hero 🙂 Thank you again for always being there when we need you! The Campbell family and Clarence Sanders.

    • Christine Rock-HarperChristine Rock-Harper

      Thank you for taking care of my Zoey. The doctors and staff are so passionate with what they do!!!! Been going for years and it's always been great

    • Lori Nichols HanggiLori Nichols Hanggi

      Our forever vet:). Such a good group of folks and very good at what they do. They have seen everything from our dogs to our sheep and I trust them 100%