At Carolina Veterinary Specialists, our board-certified veterinary surgeons in Matthews perform advanced surgery while putting your pet’s safety and comfort at the forefront.
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At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews, we offer comprehensive surgical options for the treatment of a wide range of soft tissue and orthopedic disorders.
Based on your pet’s problems, our surgical specialists will perform a detailed examination and discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks and expected outcomes with you.
Common surgical procedures include:
A veterinary surgeon has undergone 4 years of additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). During the residency there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met, and they must pass a rigorous examination.
While in our care, your pet is in good hands. Everything we do, every decision we make, is designed to ensure post-operative success for your pet.
Knowing what to expect for your pet's surgery will make the process easier for both you and your pet.
Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is tailored to his or her specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.
We take extra care to ensure your pet is pain free during and after surgery often by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia and systemic medications).
We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals during surgery.
All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means our operative suite has positive pressure air flow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.
Our surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown).
Once surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and plan.
Some pets are able to return home the next day while others are required to stay longer. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.
When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.