At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, our board-certified veterinary surgeon in Greensboro performs advanced surgical procedures, with your pet's comfort and safety always our top priority.
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At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, our board-certified veterinary surgery specialist provides diagnosis and treatment of numerous orthopedic and soft tissue disorders.
Based on your pet's issues, our surgical specialist will conduct a detailed examination and explain any diagnostic procedures, surgical treatment options and expected outcomes to you.
Common surgical procedures include:
A veterinary surgeon has completed 4 years of additional training after veterinary school to become a specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency program that meets American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) guidelines. The veterinarian must take specific training and meet caseload requirements during their residency. They must also pass an intensive examination.
While your pet is in our care, you can rest assured that they're in good hands. Everything we do and every decision we make, is planned to ensure your pet has the best post-operative outcomes.
We understand that your pet needing any kind of surgery can be worrisome, but knowing what to expect before, during, and after the procedure will make the process easier for you and your pet.
Each patient receives an anesthetic plan customized to his or her specific condition. We take cardiovascular health and lab work into consideration with each pet.
We are also careful to ensure your pet stays pain-free during and after surgery, often by taking a multimodal approach (i.e. by using local anesthetic, systemic medications, and epidural anesthesia).
Our state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (including pulse oximetry, arterial line, oscillometric blood pressure, end tidal CO2, etc.) helps us accurately monitor your pet's vitals during surgery.
We use strict sterilization techniques with all of our procedures. This means our operative area has positive pressure air flow and that the room is cleaned after each procedure.
Our surgeons also use sterile preparation and wear full surgical protection (surgical cap, surgical gown, and sterile gloves).
Once your pet's surgery is finished, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and post-operation plan.
While some pets are free to return home the next day, others need to stay at the hospital longer. Ultimately, it depends on the procedure's complexity and your pet's health status when the operation is complete.
When you arrive to pick up your pet, you will receive discharge instructions, and we will answer any questions you may have.