River Oaks Animal Hospital uses the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Our nurses and veterinarians will monitor your pet through the entire anesthetic procedure until they are fully recovered.
Our regular monitoring includes heart rate, oxygen saturation, ECG, respiration rate, blood pressure and temperature. All sedation and anesthesia plans are tailored to each patient and their individual needs.
River Oaks Animal Hospital is well-equipped to perform an array of surgical procedures, from routine spays and neuters to more complex soft tissue surgeries such as bladder stone removals and mass removals.
During any procedure, our top priorities always include controlling your pet’s discomfort. Our doctors and team take all necessary steps to relieve any pain before, during and after your pet’s surgical procedure. We practice proper pain control for all surgeries in order to minimize the time it takes for your pet to heal.
All surgical patients will have an exam and bloodwork prior to the procedure to screen for any situations that may require us to change our anesthetic protocol for your pet. Animals that are older or with heart disease, lung disease, and liver or kidney disease can benefit from a unique anesthetic protocol generated strictly for them.
We are very grateful to Dr. Wesley Cook, Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon, for the services he provides for our clients. Dr. Cook is the owner of Lowcountry Veterinary Surgery in Charleston, SC. Dr. Cook travels to our hospital when needed for orthopedic and other specialty surgeries. He has performed many TPLO surgeries for cruciate ligament tears, fracture repairs, lactating patella stabilizations, and much more at our hospital and is also available for consultations. The best news is that you don’t have to travel for the surgery and all follow up care can be done by the team at River Oaks Animal Hospital.