As a full service veterinary hospital, Millwood Animal Hospital's modern surgical suite and the medical skills of our medical team allows us to provide your dog or cat with a wide range of veterinary surgical procedures.
Beyond standard spay and neuter surgeries, soft tissue surgeries include mass removals, eyelid growth removals, cherry eye, liver biopsy, intestinal biopsies, abdominal exploratories, as well as a range of advanced soft tissue surgeries.
Since companion animals, especially those in their later years, can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries and maladies (such as arthritis), orthopedic care is an important component of keeping your pet healthy. We offer a wide range of orthopedic vet surgeries by a board certified orthopedic surgeon who comes to our veterinary hospital.
In all, it is our goal to provide your pet with the best and most appropriate surgical care possible.
Anesthesia & Monitoring
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. At Millwood Animal Hospital your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.
Prior to your pet’s surgery he or she is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.
While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.
Pain Management for Your Pet
Millwood Animal Hospital takes pain control very seriously and no animal is ever allowed to be in pain in our clinic.
In fact, pain management is not just about compassionate care. We have found that a proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our pre-, intra-, and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.
As your pet is being discharged from the Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.
Surgery can be a difficult decision and one that comes with a number of considerations that must be balanced.
This is why we strive to ensure you have all of the information necessary to make an informed decision. This includes the reason behind the need for veterinary surgery, what the procedure entails, and recovery time and postoperative care needs.
Once you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet, we will create an individualized care plan for your pet’s surgery. The goal is to ensure the best outcome for your dog or cat while minimizing stress and discomfort to your pet.
Millwood Animal Hospital truly believes that our personal attention to each patient and client is what makes our veterinary surgical services unique to the Briarcliff Manor and Millwood area.