Welcome to North Shore Animal Hospital, your cherished family practice since 1982. Just like an extended branch of your family tree, we’re here to provide top-tier veterinary surgery services for the pets that make your house a home – whether they bark or meow, chirp or hiss.
Our dedicated team isn’t just skillful – we’re compassionate animal-lovers committed to giving your furry, feathered, or scaled loved ones optimum pet care and a speedy recovery. Entrust us with their surgical needs; after all, it’s not just about treating them but also enhancing their quality of life while securing their overall wellness.
Types of Veterinary Surgeries We Offer
Orthopedic operations play a crucial role in our veterinary services. These specific procedures focus on treating issues related to your pet’s bones, joints, and ligaments. Just like humans, dogs and cats may face a host of skeletal or muscular problems that require orthopedic attention.
We carry out an array of orthopedic surgeries which include fracture repairs and knee stabilizations. The goal of each surgery is to alleviate pain and boost mobility in your treasured pets. These animal surgeries ensure that your furry friends can live more comfortably after encountering bone or joint-related complications.
Our team specializes in performing neurological surgeries for pets with utmost precision and expertise. The intricate procedures demand specialized knowledge to address conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles of animals.
We handle a wide range of disorders such as seizures, disc diseases, tumors or injuries impacting the animal’s central nervous system. By leveraging advanced technology along with a compassionate approach, we strive to improve your pet’s life through maximum restoration of their neurological functions.
Soft Tissue Surgeries
We are experts in a range of soft tissue surgeries for pets. These surgeries frequently tackle issues associated with the skin, muscle, fat or tendons of an animal. Common procedures include the removal of growths or tumors, repairing hernias and spay/neuter operations.
Our highly trained professionals prioritize your pet’s safety and comfort during these processes. Beginning with thorough pre-surgical assessments to maintaining high standard operation techniques, we focus on comprehensive care for quick recovery post-surgery.
Our animal clinic values and understands the importance of dental care in your pet’s overall health. As part of our vet services, we offer dental surgery, which includes tooth extractions and periodontal treatment. This allows you pet to live a pain-free life from any chronic pain that their teeth may cause them.
Benefits of Veterinary Surgery
Improved Quality of Life
At our animal hospital, we believe that veterinary surgery can greatly improve the quality of life for your beloved pets. Our skilled veterinarians are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for soft tissue surgeries, orthopedic procedures, and neurological interventions.
By addressing health issues through surgery, we can alleviate pain and discomfort for your furry friends. Our goal is to help them live their happiest and healthiest lives possible.
When it comes to your pet’s recovery after surgery, we understand how important it is. Our priority is to provide prompt and effective care so that they can recover faster. Our experienced veterinarians and dedicated staff closely monitor your furry friend, ensuring their comfort and supporting their healing process.
To facilitate a speedy recovery for your beloved pet, make sure to follow our post-surgery instructions carefully and administer any prescribed medications as directed. It’s also important to keep an eye out for any signs of complications so that we can address them promptly.
Better Overall Health
Our veterinary surgery services enhance the lives of your pets and contribute to their overall well-being. Through surgical interventions, we address underlying medical conditions, relieving pain and discomfort.
Our skilled veterinarians perform soft tissue surgeries, orthopedic procedures, and neurological interventions to promote better health for your beloved animals. We believe that investing in veterinary surgeries is an investment in their long-term happiness and quality of life.
Once you have scheduled surgery for your pet, plan to arrive between 7:30am and 8:00am the morning of surgery. We recommend that you withhold food from your pet after midnight the day prior to surgery. Admission will take about 20 minutes. You or your agent will be asked to sign a procedure authorization to give us permission to perform surgery.
We understand that you wish your pet to be as comfortable as possible while he or she is staying with us. We provide quilts, blankets, and TLC for comfort and well being. Please remember to take any leashes, collars and carriers with you.
You will be instructed to phone after 1pm to check on your pet’s recovery and at that time we will let you know when your pet will be ready to be discharged. If you call and the phone goes to voicemail, hospitalized patients are being actively cared for. Please leave a message and we will call you back a little later.
Dogs and cats are truly amazing to watch after surgery. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a dog wag its tail or a cat purr the following day after a major surgical procedure. However, we have to remember that they are in pain and continuing to tend them is very important.
Most of our surgeries are discharged late the same day as we do not have overnight care.
Your job as a pet owner is to try and see things from the animal’s point of view as well as being their “brain” for them so as to provide the best environment possible for healing.
When you arrive for discharge you will go to the desk closest to the door (opposite the desk you went to at admission. Let them know who you are and that you are picking up your pet.
The receptionist will give you the invoice to pay and provide you with discharge instructions, provide any necessary medication and address any questions you have.
One of our team members will come out with your pet. The doctors are generally not involved in the discharge process and it is not routine to meet with the doctor at that time. If you feel that you need to talk to the doctor please let the receptionist know when you phone in at 1pm.
Our doctors are generally consulting with patients during discharge hours and it may be necessary to have them call you.
Please schedule any recheck and/or suture removal appointments prior to leaving.
Post-Surgery Care and Recovery
After your pet’s surgery, it is crucial to follow the discharge instructions provided by our veterinary team. These instructions are designed to support a smooth and successful recovery for your furry friend.
They may include things like limiting activity levels, giving medications as directed, and keeping the surgical site clean and dry. By following these instructions carefully, you can ensure that your pet heals properly and avoids any complications.
We understand that administering medications to your pet can be a concern. At North Shore Animal Hospital, we provide clear instructions on how to give your furry friend the necessary medication for their recovery.
We will demonstrate proper techniques and answer any questions you may have. Our team will ensure that you feel confident in providing the care your pet needs during this crucial time.
When it comes to administering medications, consistency is key. Stick to the prescribed dosage and schedule given by our veterinarians. Remember to keep track of each dose given and let us know if there are any issues or concerns along the way.
After your pet undergoes surgery, our team of skilled veterinarians and technicians will closely monitor them for any complications. We understand that the post-surgery period is crucial for your pet’s recovery, so we take extra care to ensure their well-being.
Our experienced staff will observe your pet’s vital signs, such as heart rate and breathing, and keep a close eye on their incision site for any signs of infection or abnormal healing.
Why Choose Us
We are committed to providing exceptional veterinary surgical services at North Shore Animal Hospital. Our team of experienced veterinarians and support staff are dedicated to the well-being of your beloved pets.
When you choose us for your pet’s surgery, you can trust that they will receive the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with modern technology. We prioritize safety throughout the entire process, from pre-operative evaluations to post-operative recovery.
Our compassionate team will communicate openly with you about every aspect of your pet’s surgery and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Contact our team at North Shore Animal Hospital in Lynn, MA to discuss your pet’s surgical needs. Our experienced veterinarians are skilled in a variety of surgeries, including soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurological procedures.
Give us a call or visit our website today to schedule an appointment and provide the best care for your beloved furry friend.