At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville, our board-certified veterinary surgeon performs advanced surgeries, while keeping your pet safe and comfortable.
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At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville, our veterinary surgeon offers comprehensive surgical options for the treatment of a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic disorders.
Our surgical specialist will perform a thorough examination of your pet and will discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks, and expected outcomes with you.
Common surgical procedures include:
Veterinary surgeons must undergo four years of additional training following veterinary school to become a specialist. Training involves a one-year internship which is then followed by a three-year residency program which must meet the established guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Specific training and caseload requirements must be met during the residency, and specialists must pass a rigorous examination.
Your pet is in good hands while in our care. Every decision our surgical team makes is with the sole purpose of ensuring post-operative success for your pet.
Understanding expectations about your pet's surgery will help to make the process easier for you and your pet.
Your pet's specific condition will determine an anesthetic plan that is tailored to them. We take overall cardiovascular health and lab work into consideration with each pet.
We take precautions to be sure your pet is pain-free during, and after, the surgery. This is often handled via a multimodal approach, such as local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia, and systemic medications.
Our facility offers technically-advanced monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end-tidal CO2, etc.) to observe your pet's vitals during surgery.
All procedures at our facility use a strict sterilization technique. Our operative suite has positive pressure airflow and is thoroughly cleaned after every procedure.
Our surgeon uses sterile prep and full surgical attire, such as sterile gloves, surgical caps, surgical gowns, etc.
Your veterinarian will contact you once the surgery is complete to discuss the procedure and plan.
Depending on the complexity of the procedure and your pet's health status, some pets may be able to return home the next day while others may be required to stay longer.
We will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you may have when you arrive to pick up your pet.