At Gray Animal Hospital, we’re committed to providing the best surgical care for dogs and cats in Zion and surrounding areas. Dr. Gray has strong roots in the community, and providing excellent veterinary care for pets and their families is her life’s passion. All our dog and cat surgical services are performed with the same attention to detail and high standard of care as all our other services. By utilizing extensive experience and counseling our clients on what to expect, we make pet surgery as stress-free as possible for patients and their owners.
Performing Pet Surgery with Extensive Experience
Our owner, Dr. Gray, has experience in emergency pet care and has a special interest in critical care. She is highly skilled in pet surgery and can perform many types without advance notice. In fact, walk-in days are one of her favorite work days. Some types of procedures we perform regularly include:
- Mass removal
- Abscess removal
- Cat declaw
- Foreign body removal
- Wound closure
- Tendon repair
- Spays and neuters
- Gastropexy to relieve bloat
- Emergency surgeries as needed
What to Expect With Your Dog or Cat’s Surgery
Before any surgical procedure, we give your pet a thorough physical. We recommend blood work for all our patients, but will run a complete blood analysis on older pets and ones with medical issues. Our advanced blood analyzers make this process quick and easy.
Safety measures are what sets surgical procedures apart at Gray Animal Hospital. During surgery, your pet’s vital signs are closely watched and we keep them well hydrated with IV fluids. There are many advantages of IV catheters during pet surgery, such as making for an easier recovery process. Vital signs we watch to ensure your pets complete safety:
- Body temperature
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Blood-oxygen levels
To prevent hypothermia or any adverse reactions to anesthesia, we keep pets on a heated table during surgery and soothe them with lots of warm blankets afterwards as well. We’ll contact you right away about how they’re doing and set a pick-up time. We take extensive preemptive pain management measures, but will send you home with the appropriate medications, including ones to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. Please call us at (224) 304-0668 with any questions about pet surgery at Gray Animal Hospital. We look forward to providing you and your pet with excellent veterinary care.