Bringing a loved one in for surgery, whether they are of the two-legged or four-legged variety, can be a stressful time filled with anxiety and apprehension. You want to be sure that your pet will receive the best possible care and have the greatest chance at a positive outcome.

At Dakota Hills, we understand the feelings of uncertainty and concern you’re experiencing. Why? Because each one of us has been in your shoes with our own animal companions. We know the questions you’re struggling with and the concern you have for your pet’s well being. That’s why we work so hard to make each surgical procedure performed in our hospital as positive and stress-free an experience as possible.

We offer a wide variety of surgical services, all performed by our highly skilled doctors according to the highest standards of care. Rest assured that when it comes to surgery – whether it’s a routine procedure or something more complex – your pet’s safety and comfort are our highest priority.

Before we ever even wheel your pet in for surgery, we’ll take every precaution to ensure a smooth, uneventful experience. We’ll conduct a thorough exam and run a number of diagnostic tests to verify that your companion is healthy enough to proceed. This is especially important if your pet is older or already suffers from an existing medical condition. We never want to place our patients at risk, so we take every measure to avoid that risk at every turn.

Once your pet is cleared for surgery, we’ll get to work developing a customized pain management plan that is tailor-made for your pet. The goal is to keep your companion as comfortable as possible while also providing for their optimum safety and well being. As our doctors work diligently to conduct the procedure, our team of well trained technicians and assistants will carefully monitor your pet’s vital signs and pain control for optimum wellness at all times throughout the procedure.

When surgery is complete, we’ll gently relocate your pet to our comfortable, quiet recovery area where we will continue to monitor them as they begin to awake from the anesthesia. Someone from our team will reach out to you to let you know how everything went and to arrange a pickup time. Before bringing your pet home, we’ll explain our post surgical care instructions, which may include a customized plan to manage your pet’s pain at home, and to make his or her recovery more comfortable.

Once you return home with your pet, should you have any questions about the surgery, aftercare or anything else, please do not hesitate to call us. No question is too silly or concern too minor when it comes to the wellness of your cherished companion. Help is only a phone call away!

Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let’s discuss how our surgical services can benefit you both.