Your Pet's Surgery at Park Animal Hospital

Veterinary Surgery San FranciscoGeneral Surgery

The veterinary team at Park Animal Hospital understands the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. For your pet's safety and your peace of mind, we follow the strictest surgical guidelines to keep your pet comfortable and help make the experience as stress-free as possible for both of you.

To provide your pet with advanced, safe and comprehensive surgical care, our hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art surgery suite, highly sophisticated anesthesia machines and the latest in patient monitoring devices. From routine procedures such as spays and neuters, to more complex orthopedic, soft-tissue and emergency surgeries, Dr. Arrick and the team at Park Animal Hospital have decades of experience and will take the time to make sure you feel confident you're making the right choice for your pet.

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Arrick has had excellent success in treating orthopedic injuries in dogs and cats. Some of the orthopedic procedures we perform at Park Animal Hospital include fracture repairs, joint surgery and bone biopsies. We also repair torn anterior cruciate ligaments (the most common knee injury in dogs and cats) as well as patella (kneecap) luxations.

Our Partnership with a Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon

We also work with Dr. Sean Wells, a board-certified veterinary surgeon and owner of the mobile specialty surgery service, Nor Cal Veterinary Surgical. If your pet requires a procedure that would benefit from a specialist's knowledge and technical expertise, Dr. Wells will perform the procedure at our hospital.

AnesthesiaCustomized Anesthesia

Ensuring the health, comfort and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, age and weight, are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level. In addition, an intravenous (IV) catheter is used to deliver fluids to your pet safely during surgery and during his or her recovery.

Pain Management for Your Pet's Complete Comfort

Pain management is also an important part of our pre-operative and post-operative medical protocols. As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable, we administer a pain management regimen before, during and after surgery. It is our goal to address pain before your pet even experiences discomfort.

Postoperative CareFor surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and kept warm and comfortable. As your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided detailed information on how to administer any medication and provide the necessary post-surgical care. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns that arise after you and your pet return home.