We understand that pet surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Bridletowne Warden Animal Hospital, we strive to ensure your pet's surgical procedure at our Scarborough office is as comfortable and stress free as possible. To that end, we also endeavour to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.
Bridletowne Warden Animal Hospital is well equipped to perform most minor and major procedures, from spays and neuters to more complicated orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. For some complicated pet surgeries, such as those performed on bone, we work onsite with a veterinary surgeon who specializes in orthopedic surgeries. We are also associated with Veterinary Emergency Referral Clinic in downtown Toronto and will refer especially challenging procedures to them.
Pain management is an important aspect of your pet's surgery. While we believe in the judicious use of pain medications as a means to speed the healing process, our pet hospital also knows that recognizing and alleviating pain is the essence of good veterinary care. A proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management for our pet surgeries is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.
Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery. For this reason, our Scarborough animal hospital provides advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.
Anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which include the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience. In most cases, we use a combination of sedatives tailored to your pet, followed by induction of anesthesia maintained by intubation and inhaled isoflurane gas.
During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician using Doppler Ultrasonic Flow Detector and an AP Alert veterinary respiratory monitor. We continuously monitor for indications of your pet's arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and core body temperature.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please call us at (416) 491-8706.