Pet Surgery

How Pet Surgery Is Performed at Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital

At Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital, we take a lot of pride in the services we provide to our patients. While many of the issues we see can be solved with time and patience, there are a few situations where surgery is required. We know that many of our families are going to have questions when they hear their loved one is going to require surgery. That is why we are here to let everyone in the Walker Valley, Pinebush, and Ellenville, NY, areas know that our trained veterinarian team is here to help.


Why Is Pet Surgery Required?

There are a number of reasons why a pet might require surgery when they come to see us. Some pets are having trouble with foreign bodies they ingested that need to be removed. Others have broken bones in a serious accident that need to be cared for. This bone might be out of place and needs to be reset so it can heal properly. Still other pets have tumors that need to be removed. These are only a few of the reasons why a pet might need surgery when they come to see us.

How Is Pet Surgery Done?

When a pet comes to see us, we do a full evaluation first. We discuss all treatment options with pet owners and try to guide them in the right direction. If a pet does require surgery, we treat every step of the process with the utmost care in order to ensure a positive outcome. All of our surgeries are performed on pets under general anesthesia. During this time, a pet's vitals are closely monitored. Once the surgery is done, we will take the pet to our recovery area so that he or she can wake up in a comfortable setting. Most of the pets we operate on will need to return for a follow-up visit to make sure the recovery process is proceeding as expected.

Trust the Team from Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital

At Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital, we take care of our pet patients like they're our own. This approach has allowed us to provide exceptional care to the pets of the Walker Valley, Pinebush, and Ellenville, NY, areas. Our team is led by Dr. Christine Barnhorst, Dr. Kate Lucas, and Dr. Barbara MacMullen. Our vets will make sure that your pet is well taken care of. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, call us today at 845-744-8605 to make an appointment.

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