Compassionate Care When Your Pet Needs It Most
No one likes going in for surgery, whether they’re a human or an animal. When your pet needs expert medical care, you need a veterinary clinic you can trust to treat your furry friend with the compassion and expertise they deserve — you need West Ballantyne Animal Hospital! We’re the leading experts in veterinary care in the Charlotte area, and we’ve designed our veterinary clinic to serve as a comfortable healing space for dogs and cats alike, with unique canine-only and feline-only waiting rooms. Our surgical team is comprised of some of the most experienced veterinarians in the area, and we use only high-quality medicines and human-grade anesthetics to ensure your pet the best quality care. So what are you waiting for? Call West Ballantyne Animal Hospital and get your pet the much-needed care they need to enjoy a healthy life.
West Ballantyne Animal Hospital’s surgical team is equipped to handle practically any operation your beloved pet could need:
- Our compassionate veterinarians will treat your pet with tender loving care as if they were our own.
- We only use adjuvant-free vaccines and medicines.
- We examine each pet and prepare a personalized anesthetic plan prior to any surgery.
- We monitor our furry patients during surgery to ensure comfort and minimize the risk of complications.
- We prepare you for your pet’s recovery with personalized post-surgery care plans.
Your pet is in good hands.
We know how special and beloved your furry family member is. It can be scary to think about leaving your pet in our care and about them going under anesthesia for surgery. Rest assured, our pet care providers will treat your pet like a member of our own family, providing nothing less than top-quality medicine and care. We take pride in caring for these remarkable creatures and providing them the best service.
West Ballantyne Animal Hospital is equipped with a modern surgical suite and a team of professionals to care for your pet. Surgeries performed at our hospital include:
- Spay and neuter
- Cherry Eye Repair
- Ear Hematomas
- Growth removal or tumor biopsy
- Laceration and wound repair
- Urinary bladder surgery and stone removal
- Abdominal exploratory surgery, including intestinal and stomach surgery
- Oral surgery (tooth extractions)
- Cesarean section
- Emergency surgery
Prior to surgery, every patient has a physical exam by the veterinarian and blood work before an anesthetic plan is tailored specifically for your pet’s needs. Pre-anesthetic blood work is performed to evaluate the kidneys, liver, electrolytes, and blood cell counts.
Keeping your pet comfortable and pain-free is one of our top priorities. One of the first medications your pet will receive is pain medication. Pain is lessened and best controlled when pain medication is already working before pain has occurred. We can minimize pain levels and maximize comfort and happiness using modern medical techniques.
As a standard, every patient going under anesthesia receives an IV catheter. An IV catheter allows fluid therapy throughout the procedure and allows direct access to veins for emergency medications if ever needed.
We use the same inhalant anesthesia used in human pediatric medicine. Once under anesthesia, we constantly monitor your pet to minimize the potential risk of complications. Our state-of-the-art anesthesia monitors utilize numerous parameters, including heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, temperature, and constant electrocardiogram.
Your pet’s post-operative pain management plan will include medication to reduce discomfort and encourage a fast recovery. The plan will likely provide at-home medication to keep them as comfortable as possible. Our knowledgeable staff members are here to assist you and will explain everything you need to know for post-surgery care at home.
At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide individualized surgical care for all of our patients. We will communicate with you every step of the way to keep you fully informed about your pet before, during, and after surgery. Our veterinarian will address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the techniques used during surgery, pain management, and post-operative care. For more information about our surgical services for dogs and cats, please call us today.