Experienced & Highly Skilled Veterinary Surgery Services

Emergency Veterinary Surgery at Animal Emergency Clinic of Champaign County

The surgical staff at Animal Emergency Clinic of Champaign is highly qualified and fully trained in performing a wide range of veterinary surgeries. In an effort to best serve our clients and to preserve the health of your pet, we carefully review all laboratory diagnostics and imaging conducted in order to determine if surgery is the best method of treatment for your pet’s specific condition.

Emergency surgical procedures we commonly perform include:

  • Splinting and stabilization of fractures
  • Splenectomies
  • Abdominal surgeries (foreign body removal, gastric dilatation and volvulus, bloat/twisted stomach, pyometra, C-section, etc.)
  • Laceration and wound repair
  • Amputation
  • Enucleation

We help you explore all of your pet’s surgical options

During your pet’s pre-surgical consultation, we will discuss with you:

  • Any findings from your pet’s pre-surgery physical examination
  • Our recommended diagnostics and methods of treatment
  • The associated risks, complications, and recovery associated with anesthesia and any treatments
  • The estimated costs of all surgical procedures and associated lab work
  • Post-treatment care and pain management for your pet’s comfort and well-being during recovery
  • Any questions or concerns you may have

Please note that many pets require veterinary hospitalization after surgery is performed. In the event that your pet requires intensive care treatment, our hospital is fully equipped to provide overnight and weekend care and monitoring.

Post-surgery care for your pet

After surgery, and once your pet is home, it is important that you continue to provide him or her with the highest level of care possible. Here are a few ways in which you can do so:

  • Follow all instructions provided by our veterinary staff on your pet’s discharge paperwork
  • Carefully monitor the site of incision for any signs of irritation or infection, including redness, swelling, discharge, or pain
  • Pay careful attention to any changes in your pet’s appetite
  • Regularly change all bandages
  • Administer prescribed medications as instructed
  • Return for your scheduled follow-up at your pet’s family veterinarian
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