Surgery at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital
Our veterinary clinic in West Des Moines is available for the many surgical needs of your pet.
When your pet needs surgery, you need to find a practice that can administer both gentle and effective treatment to your beloved companion. From routine procedures, such as spaying or neutering, to more advanced operations, your pet may need to undergo surgery for any number of reasons.
Our staff is trained to give your pet the care and compassion they need to not only successfully make it through the operation but to lead a healthier and happier life when they return from our facilities.
More advanced surgical needs or those requiring intensive post-op hospitalization and monitoring will be referred to one of the local 24 hour specialty clinics. We have discontinued offering elective feline declaw procedures based on ongoing research and recommendations for the general well-being of our patients.
What to Expect During Surgery at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital
At Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital we do everything in our power to streamline your experience so that all lab work and pre-surgical exams are completed in a timely manner. With our in-house lab we can run the pre-surgical lab work the same day as the procedure. Our resources not only help our staff feel supported, they can also help your pet feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar place. We recommend a follow-up with each of our clients so we can catch small problems before they turn into larger ones.
You can expect our staff's complete attention when your pet is in the surgical room. Veterinary surgery often requires multiple professionals working together, which is why we make sure your pet's temperature, IV fluids, and anesthesia are constantly monitored and adjusted by a trained technician. Our team works together to communicate any potential anomalies that may compromise the efficacy of the surgery. We've found this strategy to be the best possible way to ensure favorable outcomes.
Before the surgery, we use the conclusions from the pre-surgery exam and the accompanying lab work to determine which methods to use during the operation. After the surgery, we design pain management strategies specific to your pet's size, breed, and condition.
It's Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital’s goal to give you all the advice you need to properly care for your pet from the moment they come home from the surgery. Taking an all-around approach to surgical care is the best path to achieving better pet health, and we want our clients to feel as empowered as we do to help.
Gentle and Effective Surgical Treatment at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital
Visiting our facilities is the first step to learning more about how we manage to stand out. We can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, so you can feel comfortable about how your pet is being treated.
From the type of anesthesia used to the length of post-care recovery, Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital gives you all the information you need to know so there are no surprises down the line.