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Norman Pet Surgical Services

Your Pet's Surgery

Whether your pet is in for a routine spay or neuter procedure, or requires a more complicated soft-tissue surgical procedure, he or she will be treated with the utmost care at Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort in Norman. The doctors have experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures, including:

  • Spay and neuter surgeries
  • Mass (tumor) removals
  • Laceration/bite-wound repairs
  • Soft-tissue surgeries
  • Declaw procedures
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Urinary / bladder surgeries, including stone removal
  • Cosmetic surgery (after consultation)
  • Caesarean births
  • Laser surgery (to decrease pain and swelling)

We fully understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. Additionally, the medical staff is happy to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.

Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort also offers medical therapy or hospitalization, should your pet require it.

Safe Anesthesia

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our staff and specialized anesthesia monitoring technology. Your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, carbon dioxide, and oxygen level are all tracked during surgery. We also use a temperature-controlled operating table to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure.

Comprehensive Pain Management

Just as with humans, pain has many negative effects on pets that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. And, because pets don't understand why they are experiencing pain, pain can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your pet.

To minimize your pet's discomfort, we typically use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal, and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.

Laser Surgery

At Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort, we offer the option of using a CO2 Surgical Laser for surgical procedures in place of using a scalpel. The advantages of veterinary CO2 laser surgery include: less pain, less bleeding, less swelling and faster recovery. The laser seals lymphatics, blood vessels, and nerve endings as it cuts, resulting in less edema and pain that leads to a more comfortable post-operative recovery. There is also a reduced risk of infection and bleeding allowing the patient a more rapid return to normal activities.

Caring For Your Pet after Surgery

The amount of time your pet will need to be monitored after surgery varies. In some cases, animals will need to be monitored overnight; in others, they can be sent home the same day. When your pet is discharged, the veterinarians will provide you with information on proper home care after surgery. Often, your pet will be prescribed medication; in this case, we will explain how and when to administer it. We will also be available to answer questions after your pet arrives home. Contact us at (405) 321-3361 with any questions or concerns following surgery and we will be more than happy to help you.

Loving Care for Your Pet