Pet Surgery

Dr. Zickmann takes great pride in the surgical department of Lebanon Veterinary Hospital. We provide a variety of surgical services and use high quality instruments to ensure the safety of your pet. For all of our surgeries, we recommend pre-surgical blood work for our pets, and require it for pets that are middle-aged or older.

The Day of Surgery

The team at Lebanon Veterinary Hospital strives to make the day of surgery as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet. Our pre-surgical blood work can be done right in-house for your convenience. Your pet will be dropped off on the morning of surgery and given a sedative right away to ensure that they stay calm and rested before the procedure.. This has proven to eliminate much needless stress.

During surgery, your pet will be connected to a monitoring system to track their vital signs, checking heart, respirations, blood pressure, core body temperature and more. A veterinary technician is assigned to monitoring your pet throughout the entire surgical procedure, to ensure their safety.

Once the surgical procedure has been completed, you will get a call or a text message to let you know that your pet’s surgery has been completed. We will estimate a pick-up time for you that evening. When you arrive, a technician will meet with you to discuss the surgery as well as any follow-up care that may be required, such as:

  • Follow-up visit
  • Suture removal
  • Medications

After this meeting, your pet will be released to your care. Our team is committed to calling you within a couple of days of the surgery to make sure your pet’s recovery is going well.

The team at Lebanon Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to high-quality veterinary care and client education. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s surgery needs or surgical recovery. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to speak with you about your concerns.


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