Raleigh Veterinary Surgery
High Quality Veterinary Surgical Care Delivered with Compassion
At Swift Creek Animal Hospital, we understand that surgery can be stressful for both you and your pet. When you schedule a surgical procedure with our Raleigh veterinarians, you can be sure that your pet is in good hands. We strive to deliver high quality, compassionate surgical care with our fully outfitted, onsite surgical suite. Since 1986, Swift Creek Animal Hospital has made it our mission to care for your pets with a high degree of compassion and respect. Your pets are in safe hands with us!
Do you have questions about your pet’s upcoming surgical procedure? Give us a call at (919) 328-2964 or contact us online to speak with our team today.
Surgery & Your Pet
Surgery can be stressful for you and your pet, but it is important to remember that surgery is a treatment for your pet’s ailments and is meant to be helpful in the long run. We will help you understand the purpose of the surgery and answer any questions you may have about the surgery itself or the recovery process. We are here for you and your pet throughout the surgical process.
Swift Creek Animal Hospital offers a broad range of surgical procedures for your pets, such as:
- Spays and Neuter: This straightforward surgery sterilizes your pet, rendering them unable to bear or sire offspring.
- Biopsies: Biopsies take a sample of tissue from your pet, such as from their skin or internal organs, for further medical testing.
- Dental Cleaning and Extractions: Dental procedures for pets require anesthesia because your pet will not stay still for their cleaning or extraction.
- General Surgery: We also offer a broad range of other surgeries for internal medicine, wounds, fractures, and more. We will work with you to understand your pet’s surgical needs.
It is important to make sure that your pet is fasted for their procedure. Don't worry - we will send you a friendly reminder, but don't forget to withhold food and water after 6pm the evening before surgery. If your pet normally takes medications, give us a call to consult with your veterinarian for further instruction. You should plan to drop off early the morning of surgery between 7:30 - 8:00am. Our technicians will be ready to get your pet checked in and answer any questions you have.
After your pet is out of surgery, it is important that their aftercare is taken seriously. A surgery is really only as good as its aftercare! Ensuring that your pet recovers and heals properly after surgery is the best thing you can do for your furry friend.
Immediately following your pet’s surgery, we will let you know when your pet can resume eating and drinking normally. Because of the anesthesia, your pet will need to ease back into their normal eating and drinking habits. But don’t worry! We will make sure you know what to give your pet and when.
Your veterinarian will send you home with detailed instructions for your pet’s post-surgical care. We will include things like a list of permissible activities, such as easy walks, and activities that your pet should avoid, such as jumping onto furniture. You should keep your pet comfortable throughout their recovery and keep an eye on the surgical site. If you notice that the incision is looking red, puffy, or if it is weeping puss or blood, give us a call right away as this could be a sign of infection.
If you have any questions during your pet’s recovery, please do not hesitate to give us a call! You can reach us at (919) 328-2964 or by contacting us online.
“Great care is taken with all of the dogs we've had over the 16 years we've been at Swift Creek. The techs are amazing and compassionate. The vets are all incredible, caring and give you all information needed.”- Annie G.
“We have been going to Swift Creek for years. They are always very friendly and take excellent care of our pets.”- Deanna R.
“Swift Creek Animal Hospital is an incredible place and I am happy to take my cats there for routine visits. Even when my boys are scared (or angry!), the vets and vet techs are kind and gentle with them.”- Jamie G.