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Jacksonville Pet Surgery and Preventative Blood Work Essential to Pet Wellness Care

dog_cat_spay_neuter_at_onslowcountyvet.jpgHere at the Animal Hospital of Onslow County in Jacksonville, pet surgery and preventative blood work are sometimes necessary aspects of pet wellness care. When you bring a new puppy or kitten home, for example, spay and neuter surgeries are critical preventative procedures that not only reduce the number of animals in our local shelters, these are veterinary surgeries we strongly recommend to give your pet a longer, healthier life. 

In fact, we include these types of surgeries in our pet wellness plans. On the other hand, if we discover a suspicious lump during a routine pet check-up, or if your pet is struggling with orthopedic disorders that require surgery, we can schedule procedures to correct health problems and prevent future ones from occurring. We are also available during our open hours to perform emergency surgery if necessary. Whether your pet’s surgery is routine, complex, or an emergency, our experienced veterinarians and technicians are ready to help your pet have as comfortable and safe an experience as possible.

Pet Surgery Procedures at Animal Hospital of Onslow County

If or when your pet needs surgery, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that Dr. Altman and Dr. Corry and our entire team sees your pet’s safety, comfort and health as their first priority. Our animal hospital is equipped with state-of-the art diagnostics tools and surgical equipment, and we follow strict sterilization protocols to limit the chances of any infections. 

Before each pet surgery, we always perform preventative blood work tests to ensure there are no hidden health problems that could complicate the anesthesia process. Before your pet’s surgery, we fully explain what needs to be done, any test results and the cost of each procedure. Some preventative pet wellness care surgeries like spay or neuter and dental procedures are included in our pet wellness plans.

During each surgery, whether routine or an emergency, we have skilled veterinary technicians, one of whom will be dedicated to monitoring your pet’s vital signs and comfort level before, during and after each procedure. This ensures that your pet handles the anesthesia process well and receives any IV fluids or pain management medications he or she needs to stay comfortable.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will explain how the procedure went and show you how to care for your recovering pet at home. We will show you how to administer any medications, change dressings and how to help your pet rest so he or she can have a speedy recovery. We may also issue an Elizabethan collar to keep your pet from licking or biting the surgical area.

During your next pet check-up, ask us about any pet wellness care services that may require surgery, or call us at 910-238-3100 to learn more.

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  • "Dr. Corry has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets."
    John / Jacksonville, NC

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