The decision to allow your beloved dog or cat to undergo surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence we have in our abilities and state-of-the-art surgical suite, we know that surgery is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why Island Trees Veterinary Hospital in Hicksville, strives to ensure your pet’s surgery is as comfortable and stress free as possible.
Our medical team is staffed by highly trained and experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians, many of whom are longtime members of our staff. We work well together within an environment that encourages cooperation and mutual respect. We also provide our surgical services within a modern, fully-equipped surgical suite designed to provide your pet with the best that modern veterinary medicine has to offer.
We are very proud of the quality of veterinary surgical care we provide as well as the range of surgical procedures we are able to offer our clients. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, Island Trees Veterinary Hospital performs an array of soft tissue procedures, which includes growth removal, foreign body removal, splenectomy, cystotomy, exploratory, ear hematoma, biopsies, and other routine surgeries.
We also offer our clients a range of orthopedic procedures in our facility by a board certified orthopedic surgical specialist. This method of providing orthopedic care ensures your pet receives the very best treatment for his or her condition within a welcoming and familiar facility.
Prior to anesthesia, all pets are examined by a doctor and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.
During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained and licensed veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature.
Identifying and managing pain after surgery is important to the fast recovery of your pet. A pet that is experiencing less postoperative pain will heal and regain strength and energy much faster. Island Trees Veterinary Hospital has a range of pain medications and delivery methods that can be matched to offer the best pain management for your pet. When you take your pet home we may also provide you with pain medications as well as instructions on their proper use and dosage.
As your pet is being discharged from Island Trees Veterinary Hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.