Your Pet's Surgery

Dr. Heller and the veterinary team at Main Street Veterinary Clinic know the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. To preserve your pet’s safety and your peace of mind, we follow the strictest surgical guidelines to keep your pet comfortable and help make the experience as stress-free as possible for both of you.

Surgical Care for PetsSurgical Procedures at Our Veterinary Clinic in Middletown

We perform many types of surgeries for dogs and cats, including but not limited to:

Dr. Heller is happy to answer any questions regarding your pet’s surgery, as well as provide you with information on proper postoperative care. It is our goal that you feel comfortable knowing you're making the best choice for your pet. Should your pet require a surgical procedure we do not offer, we will refer you to a local specialist veterinary surgeon.

Personalized Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a state-of-the-art monitoring system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

With your consent, prior to surgery your pet is examined and a blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, weight and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

While under anesthesia, your pet is cared for by one of our experienced veterinary technicians, directly overseen by Dr. Heller. We use a multi-parameter monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.

Postoperative veterinary careComprehensive Pain Management

The team at Main Street Veterinary Clinic approach controlling your pet's pain very seriously. Beyond the hurt, pain also has other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain can also worsen diseases like arthritis, and may exacerbate the effects of some cancers.

As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you share, we practice the most up-to-date and comprehensive pain management protocol. For surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for your pet's best pain control possible.

Healing Postoperative Care

Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and cared for a member of our medical staff. When your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery to ensure a continued safe recovery. We are also available to answer any questions or address any concerns that arise after you and your pet return home.