Quality Options for Veterinary Surgery
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital can give your pet many options if surgery is indicated. Our veterinarians are able to perform many different types of procedures your pet might need; they do surgery on a regular basis and have a variety of special interests and skills. Dr. Coale’s practice is limited to orthopedic and general veterinary surgery.
- Spay or neuter
- Reproductive-related procedures
- Laceration repair
- Tumor removal
- Declawing and tail docking
- Soft tissue
- Orthopedic trauma
- Lameness problems
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital stresses thorough and careful anesthetic care, including continuous cardiac, temperature, and oxygen-level monitoring.
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital makes every effort to make sure your pet’s well-being is our priority. Within 2 weeks prior to any surgical procedure, a pre-anesthetic blood test will be performed to make sure that your pet is well enough for the procedure. If indicated, he or she will be given intravenous (IV) fluids, kept warm, and monitored throughout. Many pet patients need to stay overnight with us so they can be carefully watched and monitored as needed throughout the night by our highly trained staff. For outpatient procedures, like most oral procedures, your pet may go home the same day. If your pet is having a procedure with us, please take a moment to review the Pre-Anesthetic Form. Please allow 15 to 20 minutes when checking your pet in for the procedure.
Once your pet’s procedure is complete, your doctor or technician will call and give you an update. Written instructions, including home care, medications, nutrition, and medical re-evaluations, will be given to you by the doctor at the time of discharge.
Routine surgeries may be postponed if multiple emergency cases present or if your pet is not well enough for the procedure. Unnecessary risks must be avoided and we take precautions to minimize potential complications. If there are concerns, we will reschedule your pet for another time.