Sunnyside Veterinary Hospital has a dedicated surgical suite that was designed for achieving the highest level of cleanliness and sterility and natural light for our surgical patients. We utilize all of the latest in monitoring equipment, have trained and certified veterinary technicians monitoring your pet during surgery, and provide the most updated surgical techniques. All patients go into surgery with an intravenous catheter placed typically in a front leg. Intravenous fluids are administered through this route during the entire surgical procedure as well as during recovery. Post-op care for surgical patients includes pain management, instructions on how to care for the surgical site, and recommendations for keeping your pet as quiet as possible after surgery. Your pet will always have a trained veterinary technician close by throughout the procedure and into recovery. All vitals on your pet are watched closely and any potential problems are reported immediately to the veterinary surgeon. Warming blankets are used to keep your pet warm intra and post operatively. Surgical patients arrive at the hospital in the morning and are discharged at the end of the day. Your doctor will determine or support the need for any kind of surgery whether it be a routine surgical procedure like a spay or neuter, lump removals, laceration repairs, etc., or more involved surgeries that may need to be referred to a surgical specialty service.