Surgery can be a scary prospect, whether it is for yourself or for your beloved pet. If your pet is struggling with a health condition that requires surgery, you want to be sure that they receive the best care possible. River Run Animal Hospital is proud to provide excellent veterinary surgical services in Powhatan. Our fully equipped surgical facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment, handled by highly trained and experienced veterinary professionals. Whether your pet is scheduled for a routine neuter or tumor removal, our team has the right tools to ensure that your pet’s surgery is successful. We work closely with you to answer any questions and help prepare you and your pet for their procedure.
For more information about veterinary surgical care in Powhatan, please call us at (804) 589-5394 or contact us online today.
Veterinary Surgery & Your Pet
When your pet is in need of a surgical procedure, it can be stressful for both you and your pet. At River Run Animal Hospital, our team does everything within our power to make your pet’s surgical procedure as stress free and painless as possible. We take the time to answer your questions to help you get comfortable with our process and will share helpful tips for getting your pet safely through the healing process.
Some of the most common procedures we offer include:
- Soft tissue procedures
- Spay and neuter
- Tumor removal
One of the most important aspects of surgical care for your pet happens after the surgery itself: aftercare. With proper aftercare, your pet can be back on all fours sooner rather than later. Aftercare is important to ensuring that your pet’s surgery is successful.
Once your pet comes out from under anesthesia and is ready to go home, one of our veterinary professionals will provide aftercare instructions for your pet. It will include a list of acceptable activities, activities to avoid, and other tips and tricks to help your pet heal safely and comfortably.
It is important that you follow the aftercare instructions carefully. We will let you know when your pet can resume eating and drinking normally. Certain activities, such as running or jumping, may be prohibited as your pet heals. We recommend that you give your pet a safe, quiet spot indoors where they can recuperate. Keep an eye on your pet’s surgical site as well; if you see any signs of infection such as swelling or redness, give us a call right away.
Do you have questions about your pet’s recent surgery? Do not hesitate to give our team a call at (804) 589-5394 or contact us online today.
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Dr. Parker was amazing: kind, reassuring, and informative. As it turned out, Rocky had a cough which was a relief. Because of our experience this morning we have decided to switch vets.-Lois M.
New to Powhatan and had not yet found a vet but River Run came highly recommended. They were able to get us in same day. They were thorough, compassionate and gentle with our Hallie.-Julie B.
He could have sent me home with meds and ordered more tests but he is an honest vet and I super appreciate that!! Thank you for making what could have been a horrible day a super sparkly day!!-Cindy J.