What To Expect When Your Pet Has Surgery

Our team goes to great lengths to make sure your pet receives the best care possible. This means less pain, and a faster recovery. We do this by using modern technology, having a highly-trained staff of caring individuals, and by using thorough safety protocols as an AAHA-Accredited hospital.
Our team goes to great lengths to make sure your pet receives the best care possible. This means less pain, and a faster recovery.  We do this by using modern technology, having a highly-trained staff of caring individuals, and by using thorough safety protocols as an AAHA-Accredited hospital.


Before Surgery

Prior to your pet’s procedure we will perform a nose to tail exam and a pre-anesthetic blood test to help customize your pet’s surgical plan. A nose to tail exam will verify that your pet is ready to take on the procedure. This will provide an in-depth assessment of your pet’s overall health and will help the medical team establish important baselines while inspecting your pet from tooth to tail. 


IV Catheter

 An IV Catheter will be used to ensure your pet is able to receive medications and fluids during their procedure. At this time your pet will be sedated so they won’t feel any pain or discomfort during their procedure. At Brook Farm Veterinary Center we offer a higher standard of care.  You can trust our team to take care of every detail and make you feel right at home. Our practice is thorough, responsive, sanitary, and safe.


Sedation & Anesthesia

Sedation and anesthesia can sound scary to a pet parent, we get that.  Rest assured knowing that Brook Farm Veterinary Center uses advanced technology and protocols to provide the safest and most pleasant experience possible. These high standards continue into the surgical procedure. As an AAHA-Accredited Hospital we're independently evaluated on over 900 standards of excellence. Because your pet deserves nothing less.


Compassionate Care

Our team will monitor your pet at all times -  before, during and after their procedure. We've modified our procedures, handling, and facilities to help your pet feel safe and comfortable while receiving care.


Laser Therapy

We may use laser therapy to encourage a quick healing process because we want your pet to be back to themselves as quickly as possible!  


Discharge and recovery

A member of the Brook Farm Veterinary Center team will go over all the necessary at home care with you when your pet is ready to go home. We will go over how to give any medications prescribed and inform you of any side effects to keep a lookout for.

In most cases your pet will be back to normal within days of their surgery.


Elizabethan Collar or E-Collar 

Your pet may be required to wear one of these cone shaped collars after their surgery. This is given to pets to deter them from fussing with their incision. If your pet is not cooperating with their E-Collar - give us a call at (845)878-4833 or book an appointment online.  We’re happy to share some helpful tips and are always here for you if you need us.  We do not recommend taking this collar off of your pet until their incision is fully healed. If your pet manages to tear open their incision, please call us immediately. 

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