Our surgeons understand the anxiety that goes with having a surgical procedure performed on your pet.

We are experienced at performing both basic and advanced surgeries – everything from desexing and lump removals through to complicated tumor resections, abdominal surgery and orthopaedics.

Our nursing team is fully trained in all aspects of anaesthesia, and in every case, there is a nurse monitoring your pet during its entire procedure and recovery period, right through to discharge.  We utilise sophisticated monitoring equipment and your dedicated nurse will monitor every aspect of your pet’s time under anaesthesia.

We use the best anaesthetic drugs and equipment to ensure a safe procedure for every patient (not the cheapest!)

Effective pain relief is vital to the successful recovery of our patients and we combine a number of methods to ensure your pet is pain free.  This will include pain medication in his premed, effective anaesthesia, often local anaesthetic into a painful area, and for very painful procedures, we use epidural anaesthesia and constant rate infusions (pain medications added to iv drips).    We try to ensure every animal wakes up comfortable.

This dog is undergoing surgery.  His blood pressure is being measured every few minutes and his intravenous fluid rate adjusted as needed to keep BP stable.  His blood oxygen saturation, temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, anaesthetic depth and tissue perfusion are constantly monitored by his anaethetist, and he is kept warm by a heat pad under him, warm hotties, blankets and our fabulous heated anaesthetic circuits which provide warmed oxygen to each patient.

You will have a discharge consultation with a nurse (or for more complicated procedures with your vet) when you collect your pet after surgery, and the required post-operative care and administration of any medications, will be explained to you.

We also have an incubator for animals requiring oxygen therapy and warmth, for postoperative recovery, respiratory disease, neonates and acute injuries.IMG_0628