Are follow-up appointments necessary?

Yes, follow-up appointments allow us to monitor your pet’s healing process, remove sutures if needed, and address any concerns you may have during recovery.  For more information or to schedule a pre-surgical consultation, please contact Hope Island Vet Surgery....

What are the signs of complications after surgery?

Be vigilant for signs such as excessive redness, swelling, or discharge at the surgical site, lethargy, vomiting, or difficulty eating or drinking. Contact us immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.

Can I stay with my pet during their surgery?

To ensure a sterile and focused environment for our surgical team, pet owners are not allowed in the operating room. However, we understand the importance of your support and will keep you updated on your pet’s status.

What should I expect during my pet’s recovery period?

Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery and your pet’s overall health. We will provide you with specific instructions for care at home, including how to manage pain and monitor the surgical site for signs of infection.