Animals with soft-tissue injuries, cysts or tumors, or severe glaucoma can benefit significantly from surgical care.
Animals with soft-tissue injuries, cysts or tumors, or severe glaucoma can benefit significantly from surgical care. The Animalife Veterinary Center at Mission Hills provides pets from Naples and surrounding areas with a top-of-the-line surgery suite containing the latest anesthesia and monitoring equipment. Our veterinarians and nurses make your pet's safety their highest priority during every stage of surgery, from induction to recovery. Call (239) 435-1222 to learn more about cat and dog surgeries!
With our surgical services, our team can help heal wounds, prevent the development of future diseases, and treat acute or chronic issues that interfere with your pet’s ability to function normally. These services include:
Repairing soft-tissue injuries
Foreign body removal
Cherry eye repair
Bladder stone removal
General anesthesia is necessary for us to safely perform surgery on your pet. To ensure their health and safety while under anesthesia, we will:
Examine your pet from nose to tail and perform comprehensive blood work to check their health.
Make sure they have not eaten within the last 10-12 hours, as this can cause them to aspirate during surgery.
Provide the appropriate pain relief medication before, during, and after surgery to make sure they stay comfortable.
Closely monitor their vitals to detect sudden changes.
A dedicated veterinary nurse will remain at your pet’s side throughout their surgery. We need to keep an eye on the following vitals to ensure your pet’s safety and act quickly in case of any abrupt changes:
EKG (heart rhythm)
Carbon dioxide being exhaled
Blood oxygen concentration
Before your pet is discharged, we will take you into an exam room and answer all of your questions about their surgery. Next, we will give you a list of instructions that you can follow at home to ensure that your pet’s recovery goes smoothly. This may require outfitting them with an e-collar or close-fitting garment to keep the surgical site protected. We will also let you know if your pet needs a follow-up exam so we can check their progress. Be sure to call us at (239) 435-1222 if there is anything you need!