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Veterinary Surgery in Rock Hill

Surgical Care for Pets in Rock Hill

The veterinary surgeon at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Rock Hill performs advanced surgery while keeping your pet’s comfort and safety their top priority. 

Please Note: A referral from your primary care veterinarian is required before making a surgical appointment.

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Our Surgical Services

At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Rock Hill, we offer veterinary surgical treatment for various soft tissue and orthopedic disorders in pets.

Based on your pet's specific needs, our veterinary surgical specialist will complete a thorough exam and review recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks, and anticipated outcomes with you.

Common veterinary surgical procedures include:

  • Complex Fracture Repair
  • Soft Tissue Surgery for Cancer
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
  • Surgery for Intestinal, Heart & Urinary System Disorders 
  • Total Hip Replacement

Our Veterinary Surgeon

To become a specialist, a veterinary surgeon must complete four years of additional training after graduating veterinary school. The training involves the completion of a one-year internship before moving on to a three-year residency program that fulfills guidelines set by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). During this residency, the veterinarian must meet specific training and caseload requirements and pass an intensive examination. 

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Pet Surgery: What to Expect

You can be sure that your pet is in good hands while in our care. Every decision we make and everything we do is to ensure your pet will thrive following an operation.

It helps to know what to expect for your pet's surgery. Here is how the process will unfold for you and your pet:

  • Anesthesia & Pain Management

    We will develop an anesthetic plan for each patient, tailored to their specific condition. We will consider each pet's overall cardiovascular health and lab work.

    A multi-modal approach (e.g. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia, and systemic medications) is just one example of how we take extra care to ensure your pet is pain-free during and after surgery.

  • Continuous Patient Monitoring

    We will monitor your pet's vitals during surgery using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (oncillometric blood pressure, pulse oximetry, arterial line, end tidal CO2, EKG, etc.).

  • Sterilization Techniques

    We use a strict sterile technique during all of our procedures to drastically reduce the risk of  infection.

    Positive pressure air flow is maintained throughout our operative suite, and the room is cleaned following each procedure. 

    Surgeons also use sterile prep and wear full surgical attire, including a surgical gown, surgical cap, and sterile gloves.  

  • Post-Operative Care

    Following surgery, your veterinarian will contact you to review the procedure and post-operative plan. 

    While some pets are able to return home the next day, others will need to stay longer. Ultimately, the longevity of their stay will depend on the complexity of the procedure and their health status. 

    We will provide discharge instructions and answer any questions you may have when you arrive to pick up your pet. 

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Vet Care for Rock Hill Pets

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Rock Hill, accepts new patients to our specialty services by referral only. Our emergency/urgent care service welcomes all patients.

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