State-of-the-Art Veterinary Surgery in Brunswick ME
No surgery is routine at Androscoggin Animal Hospital. We treat every single surgical procedure, from elective spays and neuters to sophisticated soft tissue and orthopedic procedures, with the same meticulous attention, care, and safety protocols.
All pets undergoing surgery in our state-of-the-art surgical facility are treated with the same careful precautions, including the use of an IV line and constant monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and oxygen. Pets are also given a soothing, warm blanket for optimal comfort during and after the procedure. Routine use of a surgical laser helps reduce bleeding and post-operative pain.
Your pet is never alone before, during, or after surgery. We ensure that someone from our staff is always with your pet so that he or she can be carefully monitored and kept as calm and comfortable as possible every step of the way.
Common Surgical Procedures at Androscoggin Animal Hospital
- Spay and neuter (castration)
- Mass and tumor removal
- Oral surgery, including surgical tooth extractions
- Wound and laceration care
- Tissue biopsies and cancer surgery
- Foreign body removal
- Bladder stone removal
- ACL repair for injured knees and other orthopedic procedures
Veterinary Laser Surgery
In addition to traditional surgery, we are also proud to offer veterinary laser surgery, which is less invasive and offers a quicker recovery time for your pet. Compared to traditional surgery, laser surgery offers many advantages, including:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection
- Quicker recovery time
We often perform laser surgery for a variety of common and more complex procedures such as:
- Spay and neuter
- Ear surgery
- Oral surgery
- Tumor removal
If your pet requires surgery:
- No food after 11 p.m. the day before the surgery.
- It is OK to leave water out the day before the surgery. Ask your veterinarian when to take away your pet’s water bowl.
- Admittance time is between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Under some circumstances, we can admit your pet the evening before surgery if your work schedule requires.
- Please notify us of any medications given to your pet 24 hours prior to surgery.
- Discuss dietary preferences or concerns including whether your pet prefers canned or dry food.
Depending on the nature of the surgery, your pet may be required to be hospitalized allowing for continued (24-hour) monitoring, analgesia (pain relief), and recuperation.