Surgical Care

Surgical Care

Your pet deserves high-quality, stress-free surgical care. At Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, your pet receives state-of-the-art surgery from our team of compassionate, highly-trained veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The latest monitoring technology, fully-equipped surgical suites and advanced anesthetic equipment are used in order to make your pet's surgery as safe, comfortable, stress-free and pain-free as possible.

Surgical Procedures

No matter what your pet's surgical needs, we can help! The veterinarians at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital perform a wide-array of surgical procedures, including:

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Soft tissue, abdominal and thoracic surgery
  • Joint and ligament surgery
  • Neck and back surgery for specific conditions
  • Intestinal and bladder surgery
  • Ophthalmologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery - cruciate ligament repair, patella luxation repair, hip problems and most long bone fractures
  • Autologous stem cell retrieval and injections for chronic arthritic conditions
For advanced surgical procedures, we consult with a board-certified veterinary surgeon who visits the practice and performs the surgery with our assistance.

Surgery at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Anesthetized patients are closely observed by a trained licensed veterinary technician and doctor. You pet's pulse and oxygen blood level are continuously monitored by a pulse oximeter. High anesthetic risk cases are monitored with a GE Dash monitor. This instrument is cutting-edge and is commonly found in human hospitals. It measures EKG, oxygen level, respirations, pulse, and body temperature. The monitors are set to alert the doctor or technician at the first sign of deviation from normal.

State of the art injectable and gas anesthesia is used for all patients. Our anesthesia machines are calibrated and serviced regularly to ensure safe and accurate delivery of anesthesia. We have special gas anesthesia for high risk patients and pocket pets.

We address pain control in all our surgical patients. Pain level is gauged for each procedure and the appropriate pain control is used to keep your pet comfortable while he or she recuperates. We often use long-acting local anesthetics to completely eliminate any discomfort immediately after surgery.

We help your pet safely recover from surgery with our comprehensive Pain Management Program, careful nursing care by our trained staff, special diets, and most importantly, gentle individualized attention and encouragement.

For more information on anesthesia at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, click here.

Cancer Treatment

A diagnosis of cancer can be frightening. However, many pets respond successfully to cancer treatments and therapy and go on to lead happy, healthy lives following treatment. Pets in need of chemotherapy or radiation therapy are referred to a local veterinary cancer specialist. After treatment, many of the follow up exams and blood tests are performed at our hospital while we work in conjunction with the specialist.


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