“Your pet needs surgery.”

Four simple words that can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned pet parent.

The fact is, your pet is part of the family, and when a family member needs surgery, it can be a nerve wracking time. A time filled with anxiety and uncertainty. You want to be sure your loved one will receive the best available care and that his or her safety and comfort will be accounted for at all times.

At Camden Pet Hospital, these things are just as important to us as they are to you. We understand that while surgery may be part of our daily routine, it’s not something you and your companion have to deal with very often. That’s why we go out of our way to make sure that each procedure performed at our hospital is as stress-free and positive an experience as possible.

Our doctors and support staff possess years of experience managing a wide variety of pet surgeries, from routine spays and neuters to complex orthopedic and endoscopic procedures. We utilize the most modern equipment, safest pain control products and cutting edge surgical techniques – all the while adhering to the highest standard of care. Simply put, your loved one’s safety and comfort are always our highest priority.

Prior to any surgical procedure, we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your pet to confirm that he or she is well enough to handle anesthesia and undergo surgery. We never want to place our patients at any unnecessary risk, so we’ll take every precaution to ensure your companion’s well being at all times while in our care.

When we’ve determined that your pet is healthy enough to proceed with surgery, we’ll start by creating a customized pain management plan. This will be designed to keep your companion as comfortable and pain-free as possible during the procedure, while also accounting for his or her unique risk factors. The more we tailor your pet’s pain control, the more effective it will be.

As we prepare your pet for surgery, rest assured that he or she will be comforted and cared for as if we were working with our own animal family members. There will be plenty of pats and cuddles, and your companion will drift off into peaceful sleep to the sounds of the soothing voices of our care team. Once safely sedated, the doctor will work diligently to complete the procedure with precision and efficiency. Your pet’s vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure, will be monitored throughout to ensure their well being.

Some of the surgeries we perform at Camden Pet Hospital include:

  • Spays, neuters, and most general reproductive surgeries
  • Bite wound repair, lacerations, abscess, and ear hematoma surgeries
  • Eye surgeries, including entropeon, enucleations, and cherry eye
  • Mass and tumor removals
  • Foreign body removals

We are also equipped to perform many advanced orthopedic surgical procedures as well, including:

  • Fracture repair
  • Limb amputations
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial patellar luxation (MPL) repair
  • Femoral head osteotomies

At the conclusion of your pet’s surgery, he or she will be gently relocated to our hospital’s recovery area. A qualified member of our team will continue to keep a close watch on your companion to ensure a safe, uneventful recovery from anesthesia. When you arrive to bring your pet home, we will explain any post-operative care instructions, including an appropriate pain management plan to help your pet recover as comfortably as possible.

Whether your pet is in for a routine spay or neuter operation or a more complicated surgical procedure, the veterinarians and staff at Camden Pet Hospital are here to help. You can feel confident that your cherished friend will be in caring, capable hands with our surgical team!