Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Vet Tech Deb performs surgical procedure on a pet patient.Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work — This testing ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia — In most cases, we use Sevoflorane, the safest gas anesthetic available. All patients are carefully screened for their safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to each pet.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support — Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement — Fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication — Pets feel pain and discomfort just like people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. Our surgery patients are always given an injectable pain reliever prior to surgery to help ease the pain of the procedure. Our pharmacy stocks a variety of pain medications as well.

We provide diligent post-surgical attention and overnight non-critical care if your pet needs to remain with us. We also make surgical referrals to our Board Certified colleagues if a specialist is needed.

Veterinary Surgical Services

Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians is experienced with a range of surgeries including soft tissue, orthopedic and laser procedures. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

Laser Surgery Option for Pets

Lasers replace scalpels in many procedures. We use lasers for a wide range of conditions, including cyst or tumor removal, declawing, and spaying and neutering. Many ophthalmic, oral, and dermatological problems are best treated with laser surgery.

Laser procedures result in less pain, less bleeding and less swelling and reduce risk of infection and result in less post-operative discomfort.