Post Surgery

Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital has a state of the art surgical suit and is equipped to handle a wide array of medical procedures. Our doctors have performed a multitude of surgeries over their many years of experience.

Typical Pet Surgeries performed at Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital include, but are not limited to the following procedures:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) repair via Tibia Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) or extra capsular reconstruction
  • Myelography/Herniated Disk Repair
  • Cerebral spinal fluid collection

 

  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Tracheal collapse repair
  • Third eyelid repair
  • Lateral ear canal resection
  • Stomach/intestinal foreign body removal
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Luxation/Subluxation repair
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Patella (Kneecap) luxation correction

There are a few guide lines you are going to want to use following your pet's surgery. You will want to ensure that someone will be home with your pet after the surgery to monitor them.

You should not be alarmed if your pet is sleepy, has trouble with balance and coordination, or continues to salivate in excess for up to 24 hours post surgery as these are normal. Your pet may experience some redness around the site where surgery was performed, and the doctor may have used sutures to close the incision.

A few things to watch for include:

  • Your pets inability to stand, or if they are completely unresponsive
  • Your pet refuses food or water for more than 12 hours
  • If you notice any swelling or bleeding from the incision site
  • Your pet displays severe vomiting or diarrhea

If you notice your pet displaying any of the signs above, please do not hesitate to call. We have a doctor on call day or night to help put your concerns at ease or direct you to the appropriate resources.

Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital is happy to be serving the Williamsburg - James City County Area, and proud to help out our local rescue groups. Over the years, Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital has been able to provide care for many pets who would have otherwise gone without. Pets Like our very own Andie the Aussie, you can read his story here. You can also check out the groups we have been able to provide care to by clicking Here, and see how you can help them and the pets they support.