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.

 

    • Melissa Carpenter TomlinsonMelissa Carpenter Tomlinson

      The whole staff has taken care of family as well as our extended family of our little darling dogs!

    • Jessi NovayJessi Novay

      Dr. Hunt and Dr. Dunaway have always been so awesome. Front desk girls are also very welcoming. When strays find you on the regular, a good vet is a must!

    • Kym BennettKym Bennett

      I am so grateful for you guys without all of you there would be a world of sad people but with you comes peace of knowing that our babies will get the loving touch and care each of you bring! Our Gauge had surgery today and he is doing great and from the bottom of our hearts we say THANKS!!!

    • Lisa GunnLisa Gunn

      U can usually get some one on the weekend .an lets face it.most of the time u need a vet its on the wknd

    • Rachel Sell ThomasRachel Sell Thomas

      We usually go to the New Albany office and see Dr Hunt or Dr Childers but our new puppy had gotten really sick during the Christmas holiday and Dr Thompson was the vet on call, if it wasn’t for him, his son Josh and caring staff, our sweet Henleigh wouldn’t be with us. Dr. Thompson never gave up on her and did everything he could to get her well. Everyone at both Willow Bend and New Albany Animal Clinic are wonderful and care for our fur babies as if they were their own.

    • Sara NolenSara Nolen

      Willow Bend has always taken care of our pet emergencies. But we now have an over abundance of precious kitties? They are all beautiful!

    • 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.