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Dr. Oppenheimer is skilled to perform a wide range of soft tissue and other pet surgeries in Ponce. Just as in human medicine, we perform a thorough pre-anesthetic examination and blood work prior to pet surgery to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia and for the procedure itself.

We perform all major surgeries under general anesthesia and provide an intravenous catheter for fluids and medication administration. For your pet’s safety, we use specialized monitoring equipment to manage your pet’s vital signs before, during, and after surgery. We also administer pain medication before and after the procedure to keep your pet as comfortable as possible.

Pet Surgeries We Perform

Some of the most common pet surgeries we perform on dogs and cats here at Hospital de Animales Perla del Sur include:

  • Spays/neuters
  • Laceration repairs
  • Tumor excisions
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Urinary surgery
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Fracture repairs
  • Congenital defect repair
  • Ophthalmology

What to Expect After Pet Surgery

After your pet’s surgery, we will provide you with detailed at-home instructions to help your pet recover as quickly and safely as possible. Specific details may vary depending on the procedure performed. Keep in mind that many pets experience nausea after surgery/anesthesia, so avoid giving your pet any food or water for at least two hours after bringing them back home, and limit the amount you provide.

Depending on the procedure, your pet may experience some minor discomfort for up to one to three days during recovery. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s at-home care, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.