SURGERY AT VETERINARY CLINIC VONDELPARK
Veterinary Clinic Vondelpark has a very extensive operating room with modern equipment. Our vets have a great deal of experience in surgery which means that we can do most operations in our own clinic. For more specialised surgeries, we work closely together with het Medisch Centrum voor Dieren and the University clinic for companion animals in Utrecht.
During the surgery your pet is closely monitored by us. We routinely use breathing devices, gas anaesthetics,, and monitoring equipment to measure the heart frequency, oxygen level of the blood, and the CO2 levels in your pet. Where necessary we will support your pet with fluid therapy. In this way we ensure we perform the surgery in the safest way possible.
Before we start the surgery we fully check your pet. Some issues are unfortunately not visible on the outside. For example latent kidney- or liver problems. It would be good to be aware of these conditions as we adapt the anaesthetic protocol tot his. Especially in elderly pets we advise to do a small bloodtest to check the most important organs involved in eliminating the medicines used for the anaesthesia.
When your pet visits our clinic for a surgery there are a few matters that you need to take into account. One of these is that your pet should be withheld of food from the night before you bring him/her for surgery. This means he/she cannot have food for 12 hours before the treatment. Pets can sometimes vomit as a result of the anaesthesia and if they have then recently had food this may get stuck in their throat. Water is not a problem, you may always give that.
For rabbits and guinea pigs it is different, for these pets it is very important that the continue toe at throughout the night.
Please walk your dog well before you bring him to the clinic. The anaesthesia can cause them to lose urine/feces during surgery, and this is not so hygienic.
RECOVERY & AFTER CARE
After the surgery your pet will be placed in a warm and comfortable space. We are able to closely monitor the recovery of your pet as the holding ward is next to the surgery room. The veterinary surgeon will call you in the meantime how the procedure and anaesthetics went.
Once your animal is fully awake, he/she can go home. The nurse will give you a call to make an appointment to have hime/her collected. Upon collection you will receive a letter with information on the after care at home. This will explain when our pet can drink and eat again, what to watch out for after the surgery, and how to give any medication.
We would like to see you back at the clinic in 7-10 days for a check up. There are no extra charges fort his consultation.