Pet Surgery Services in Nanaimo & Vancouver Island – Preserving Health and Well-Being
At Mahalo Veterinary Hospital, we can evaluate the state of your pet’s health. If necessary, we also perform pet surgery at our Nanaimo hospital. We understand that it can be frightening to receive the news that surgery is being recommended for your pet. It is important to note that we do not take such recommendations lightly.
We use safe anesthesia, patient monitoring, and pain management processes based on your pet’s breed, age, health and the type of procedure being performed. We try to do everything in our power to keep your pet comfortable.
All our surgeries have intravenous fluids as part of the anesthetic preparation. By administering IV fluids, we can keep your pet hydrated; additionally, if needed, it can serve as a pathway to directly administer additional pain medication or life-saving drug therapies should a crisis arise. At all times during surgery, we use monitoring equipment such as blood pressure monitors to assess your pet’s vital signs, as well as other machines to measure the heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature. After surgery we continue to monitor our patient, which allows us to intervene early should a complication arise, and prevent anesthetic risk to your pet. We administer pain medication as needed to keep your pet as comfortable as possible.
Common Elective Surgery Procedures
- Dental extractions
- Benign growths of the skin
Common Urgent Care Surgical Procedures
- Skin lacerations or abscess
- Intestinal obstruction from a foreign body
- Internal bleeding
- Torn cruciate or ACL ruptures
- Fracture repair
- Malignant skin tumors
- Bladder stones/urethral blockages
- Spleen cancer
Spay and Neuter Services
Overwhelming numbers of puppies and kittens usually force owners to give these animals up for adoption – but sadly, in millions of cases each year, they must be put down. By having your pet spayed or neutered, you are not only doing your part as a responsible pet owner, you’re also increasing the quality of your pet’s life and preventing the increase of unwanted cats, dogs, and other animals.