Your pet is an important part of your family, and bringing a family member in for surgery is never easy. It’s only natural to have questions and concerns about the risks involved and to worry about whether they will be in pain. Bottom line, you want to be sure your loved one will receive the best possible care. At Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center, we understand the uncertainty you’re feeling, and we’re here to place your mind at ease.

Our veterinarians and support staff have years of experience and are prepared to manage your pet’s surgery with precision, efficiency and the utmost attention to safety and comfort. From our modern surgical suite to our cutting edge equipment to the care and compassion with which our surgical team works, you can feel confident that your furry friend will be in excellent hands with us!

Keeping Your Loved One Pain-Free and Safe

All of our surgeries begin with a multipronged approach designed to prevent pain from even starting, with pain blockers on board even before surgery begins. We use only the safest local anesthesia to prevent the nerves from being able to transmit pain impulses, and anti-inflammatory medication to prevent and manage pain throughout the entire surgery process. Pain management plans are customized and tailored to each pet’s unique needs and risk factors for optimum results.

During Surgery

Regardless of whether the procedure being performed is a simple spay or neuter or something more complex, our experienced doctors will act with the utmost care and attention. The most important thing to us is ensuring that each surgery performed in our hospital is a success, and your pet’s operation will be treated no differently. We use cutting edge surgical techniques that are designed to make surgery more efficient, reducing pain and healing time as much as possible. Our dedicated technicians and veterinary assistants will be on hand at all times during surgery to closely monitor your pet, ensuring his or her wellbeing from start to finish.

For decades we’ve been utilizing the premiere anesthesia monitoring equipment, which we use to measure your pet’s vital signs while sedated. Why do we invest our time, money and resources into monitoring things like ECG, heart rate, respirations, C02, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and core body temperature? Simple. Because it saves lives, and that’s the most important thing to us. There’s really no other way to do it!

Post-Surgical Care and Recovery

When the doctor is satisfied that your companion’s procedure was a success, we’ll get them started on the road to a full and speedy recovery. As your pet begins to awake from anesthesia, we’ll continue to closely monitor them and assess the need for further pain control if necessary. You can expect a phone call from a member of our team, informing you on how the surgery went and arranging a time for you to come retrieve your pet.

Before bringing your pet home, we’ll take as much time as necessary going over our post-surgical care instructions. This may involve simply keeping an eye on your companion and administering pain medication at home, or it may include additional after-care such as laser therapy treatments to help speed the healing process and reduce any discomfort associated with your pet’s recovery process.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

If, at any time, you have a question or concern about your pet’s surgery or after-care, we encourage you to pick up the phone and call us. Remember – we’re all a team with the same goal of helping your companion enjoy as happy and healthy a life as possible. We’re here to assist with your pet’s surgery, recovery, rehabilitation and anything else you may need. Help is always just a phone call away!