We understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you or for your pet. At Long Island City Veterinary Center, we strive to ensure your pet’s surgery is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the surgery entails, proper post-operative care, and any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.
While all of our veterinarians are qualified to perform a wide range of pet surgeries, we also believe this is an area best served by a specialist at times. This is why we work with Dr. Jane Kosovsky to provide a full array of soft tissue and orthopedic pet surgeries. An experienced, qualified pet surgeon, Dr. Kosovsky works onsite within our fully equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suite.
We all know that pain hurts, but pain has many other detrimental effects on the body. It slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression), it worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. Pain interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
In order to combat those effects, we use an advanced, multimodal protocol to prevent and treat pain in your pet. Whenever possible, we use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications), and narcotic pain relievers.
At Long Island City Veterinary Center, we believe that identifying and relieving pain is important to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we can also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.
Anesthesia & Monitoring
Precision anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are essential, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, at Long Island City Veterinary Center your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols that are available.
Anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which includes the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience. The more precise the anesthesia, the fewer side effects and the faster the recovery.
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.
The result of all our efforts is the best and safest outcome for your pet. You can rest assured that we are able to provide the highest and most compassionate surgical care to our clients and their pets.