Your Pet's Surgery at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic

Surgery for Your PetDrs. Sullivan, Brown, Botelho, and the entire staff at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Our veterinarians will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Surgery Prior to undergoing anesthesia, your pet receives a thorough exam by the veterinary surgeon and presurgical blood tests are performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

We utilize the most current state of the art monitoring technology. During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary nurse using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

At Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) as well as supplements and other oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.