Surgical Services
at Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center

Comprehensive and Advanced Surgical Care for Your Pets

Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities, including five surgical suites and a specialized Dental suite, designed to handle a range of surgical procedures. Our commitment is to provide exceptional surgical care, whether performed by our ER veterinarians or by specialist surgeons.

Types of Surgeries at Tier 1 VMC

Our surgical capabilities cover a broad spectrum, ensuring that whether your pet needs emergency surgery or a specialized procedure, we have the expertise and technology to assist:

  • Emergency Surgeries: Performed by our skilled ER veterinarians, these include procedures necessary for life-threatening conditions such as trauma repair, foreign object removal, and emergency cesarean sections.
  • Specialized Surgeries: Procedures like orthopedic surgery, complex soft tissue surgeries, and advanced dental surgeries are carried out by specialist surgeons. We coordinate and refer these surgeries within our network of expert veterinary surgeons to ensure your pet receives the best possible care.

Referral and Coordination of Specialist Surgeries

Understanding the need for specialized skills in certain surgeries, we facilitate referrals and coordinate with specialist surgeons. This coordination is crucial for ensuring that all surgical interventions are carried out with the highest level of expertise, and it provides convenience for our clients, allowing them to access comprehensive care under one roof.

Post-Surgical Care and Hospitalization

After surgery, proper care is crucial to ensure a smooth and healthy recovery. If you are unable to care for your pet post-surgery, Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center offers hospitalization services. Our post-operative care includes:

  • Hospitalization: We provide continuous monitoring and care in the critical hours and days following surgery. This is especially important for pets that may need intensive care or are not yet stable enough to go home.
  • Pain Management: Effective pain relief is paramount. We commonly use medications such as opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and other analgesics tailored to your pet’s specific needs and surgery type.
  • Recovery Routine: We provide guidelines on how to care for your pet once they are home, including how to manage the surgical site, recognizing signs of infection or complications, and how to gradually reintroduce activity.

Recovery Routine (continued): Pets need rest and limited movement depending on the type of surgery performed. We'll guide you on implementing restricted activity periods, using assistive devices if necessary, and managing any dressings or bandages.

Best Practices for a Healthy Recovery:

  • Environment: Create a quiet, comfortable space where your pet can recover without stress. This area should be easily cleanable and free of obstacles that could hinder mobility.
  • Nutrition: Proper nutrition is vital for healing. We may recommend a special diet to support recovery, particularly if your pet has had gastrointestinal surgery or needs extra help with wound healing.
  • Follow-Up Care: Follow-up visits are crucial to monitor the healing process, manage sutures or staples, and adjust pain management protocols as needed. Keep all scheduled appointments and be vigilant about any changes in your pet's behavior or health.

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Recovery:

  • Day-to-Day Changes: Initially, your pet may be groggy from anesthesia, have decreased appetite, or show less interest in usual activities. These are typically short-term effects.
  • Monitoring: You'll need to monitor the incision site for signs of infection, such as excessive redness, swelling, or discharge. Also, watch for changes in your pet’s general behavior that might indicate pain or discomfort.
  • Emotional Support: Pets benefit from gentle affection and reassurance during recovery. Keeping them calm and comfortable can help speed up the healing process.

Why Choose Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center for Surgery?

  • Expertise: Our team of ER veterinarians and specialist surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in a wide range of surgical disciplines.
  • Advanced Facilities: Our surgical suites are equipped with the latest technology to ensure surgeries are performed with the highest standard of care.
  • Comprehensive Care: From pre-surgical consultations to post-operative recovery, we provide a continuum of care that addresses all aspects of your pet’s health and well-being.

Reach Out to Us for Immediate Assistance

For non-emergency but urgent health issues, don't hesitate to reach out to Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center. We are here to provide timely medical attention to ensure your pet’s health is never left to chance. Contact our hospital directly at 907-745-8437 for immediate assistance or to inquire about our urgent care hours.
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