From anesthesia to post-op, our surgery team focuses what’s best for your pet.
Surgeons are an integral part of the veterinary medical community. VREC’s experienced, knowledgeable surgeons possess the expertise and technical abilities to meet and exceed needs of our four-legged family members. Routinely consulting and advising primary care veterinarians, our surgery team has access to specialized instrumentation and sophisticated equipment. These tools help solve many kinds of surgical conditions, including orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, oncologic (cancer), and thoracic concerns.
Our multifaceted approach to pain management incorporates several modalities essential to managing a pet’s condition and comfort level. To help ensure as little stress to your pet as possible, we employ pain management before, during, and after surgery utilizing epidurals, constant rate infusions (CRI), and region-specific agents to numb specific areas of tissue and nerves. The integration of these perspectives is essential to treating pain in animals and establishing continuity of care. Our surgical staff is highly practiced in monitoring and managing a pet’s comfort level, ensuring the most low-pain experience possible.
Post-operative, surgical patients recover in the intensive care unit. They are monitored 24/7 under the supervision of doctors, veterinary technicians, and assistants. Regular updates are given to pet parents during their hospitalization. Pet parents are also welcome to schedule a visit! More questions and answers for pet parents are available here.
When your pet is ready to return home, discharge paperwork is discussed by a staff member familiar with your pet’s case. In some cases, we may suggest rehabilitation to assist in the recovery process. Learn more about rehabilitation here. Your pet’s primary care veterinarian also receives updates, treatment notes, and discharge information to ensure your pet’s medical records are up to date.
When Pitt needed Neurology services, his owners trusted VREC to provide the care and advanced medicine to get him up and running again!
When Your Pet Needs Surgery
When your pet needs surgery, we provide the broadest array of surgical procedures under one roof in the region. On-site advanced tools allow VREC the ability to diagnose and perform the most complex procedures. It’s no wonder we see and treat over 10,000 pets each year.
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cranial cruciate ligament ruptures are the most common orthopedic problem in dogs. We have successfully stabilized the stifles (knees) in thousands of dogs, who have returned to full, happy, and active lives.
Tumors and Cancer in Your Pet
Lumps on your pet’s body may be more serious than you think. VREC incorporates specialized technology which can diagnose and treat your pet, helping them fight cancer and maintain quality of life.