Veterinary Surgery in Germantown, Maryland
Knowing your pet requires veterinary surgery can be a very stressful time. You want to ensure your furry family member is in the best hands possible and will be on the way to a speedy, healthy recovery as soon as possible.
At Germantown Vet, our highly trained and experienced veterinarians work in a state-of-the-art facility and provide pre- and post-operation care for your pet.
Do you suspect your pet may need surgery? Visit Germantown Vet today for a full examination and diagnosis—schedule your appointment by calling (240) 252-7467.
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Our Veterinary Surgery Services
At Germantown Vet, we are proud to offer a state-of-the-art surgical suite complete with the latest in monitoring equipment, ensuring your pet’s surgery and anesthesia are always performed as safely as possible. Our facility’s full complement of monitoring equipment includes ECG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, carbon dioxide levels, and body temperature.
Your pet’s safety is our number one concern. For that reason, all patients undergo extensive pre-operative lab work to look for any abnormal blood counts or organ problems that could affect how they handle surgery. We also perform a preoperative physical examination the morning of surgery to make sure your dog or cat hasn’t developed any physical issues that could cause problems with anesthesia.
Post-Operation Care & Monitoring
We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your pet, and you can rest assured that your pet will never be left unattended. Our veterinary nurses stay with your dog or cat from the moment he undergoes anesthesia until he is fully awake. Once awake, patients remain in our ICU where we can keep a close eye on them until they go home. If your pet needs to stay overnight, our live-in veterinary nurse does a bedtime check on all our patients. If any problems develop overnight, our doctors are on call and available to treat your pet.
Pain management is a crucial aspect of any veterinary surgery, and we go to great lengths to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. Our animal hospital has a multitude of pain-killers available for our patients and routinely uses combinations of drugs to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery for your dog or cat. Animals feel pain just like we do and making sure they have the best in pain management after surgery is very important to us.
Don’t Just Take Our Word for It! See What Our Clients Have to Say…
“Everyone at Germantown Veterinary Clinic are so wonderful! They took great care of my kitten during his surgery, and I can tell he is given lots of love and affection while he is in their care. They are also very flexible with me/are completely understanding when I am late for my appointments due to work.” Samantha, Bethesda
“I’ve been taking my pets here for 20 years & have always been impressed with the care & courtesy of everyone at Germantown Vet. I have one small suggestion, though. I would appreciate it if the technicians would introduce themselves when they take my pet & me to the examination room. Sometimes they will wear name tags but often they do not. Thank you.” Ellen, Germantown
Why Germantown Vet?
At Germantown Vet, we’re pet owners too. Family-owned and operated, we treat our patients and their owners as we would treat our own pets and family members. Our veterinarians take the time to listen, educate, and create a customized a plan for your pet’s health. It is important to us to treat each pet and its owner as individuals with their own needs and concerns.
Since opening our doors in 1983, we’ve been proud to become the go-to veterinary clinic for pet owners throughout Montgomery County, MD. Our veterinarians are available to care for hospitalized patients after hours, and we have a live-in veterinary nurse to check on our patients during the night.
Schedule a Veterinary Surgery Consultation Today
If your dog, cat, or pocket pet needs surgery, don’t put it off! Contact Germantown Vet in Montgomery County, Maryland today to learn more about veterinary surgery and our state-of-the-art surgical suite! We can help you get your pet on the road to recovery as soon as possible—just give us a call today to set up your consultation exam.
Veterinary Surgery FAQs
How do I schedule a veterinary surgery appointment?
To schedule veterinary services for your pet, visit our contact us page, or call us today!
How is my pet’s pain managed after surgery?
Post-surgery, we will prescribe pain medications to control your pet’s pain.
What happens if my pet injures the surgery site?
If you suspect your pet has re-injured the surgical site, call us immediately for advice.
My pet won’t eat after surgery, is this normal?
Decreased appetite is common after surgery, but if your pet has not resumed eating within 12 – 24 hours of returning home, please call us immediately.
How long after surgery will my pet be able to go home?
The length of time after surgery before your pet can return home depends on the procedure.
How will you manage my pet’s pain during surgery?
We believe in minimizing your pet’s pain as much as possible during and after surgery. Proper pain management will make your pet more comfortable and speed healing.
What veterinary surgery services do you perform?
We perform several kinds of surgical procedures for dogs and cats, including spays, neuters, declaws, oral surgery, cancer surgery, and many other prodecures. Contact us for more information.
Is anesthesia safe for my pet?
Anesthesia is safe for most pets, but we will give your pet a check-up before surgery to help make anesthesia and surgery as safe as possible.
How should I prepare my pet for surgery?
It is important that veterinary surgery procedures are performed on an empty stomach to reduce the chances of your pet vomiting during or after anesthesia is administered. We will call you with specific pre-operation instructions the day before your pet’s surgery.
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