Surgery

 

Are you feeling nervous about your pet’s upcoming surgery?

Bringing a family member in for an operation is never easy, regardless of whether they happen to have two legs or four. At Animal Hospital of McHenry, we want you to know we understand what you’re going through. That’s because we’re pet owners too. Each member of our team has experienced the uneasiness of surgery with our own animal companions. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure that every procedure performed in our clinic is as stress-free as possible. You can rest assured that your loved one will be in excellent hands with us.

 

Pre-Surgical Care

Our process begins with thorough preoperative screening. This helps us to uncover and prepare for potential concerns so we can reduce the risk of complications for your pet. We’ll also develop a strategy for keeping your best friend comfortable and pain-free — before, during and following surgery. We use the safest, most effective pain control medication and customize our approach to each individual patient.

 

Your Pet’s Surgery

Regardless of whether it’s a routine spay or neuter, or a more complex procedure, your pet’s surgery will be our highest priority. From the moment you arrive, we will be there to ease your mind and help keep your pet calm and relaxed. Any last-minute questions you have will be answered as we get your loved one settled in and prepared for surgery.

Once safely sedated, our team will complete the procedure as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be present at all times, assisting with surgery and closely monitoring your pet’s wellbeing. Our surgical suite is outfitted with modern monitoring equipment which helps us track your companion’s vital signs and pain levels.

 

Discharge and Post-Surgical Care

When surgery is complete, we’ll gently relocate your pet to our safe, quiet recovery area. As the anesthesia begins to wear off, our staff will be there to offer comfort and reassurance. We want to make the experience as calm as possible. When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will go over our aftercare instructions, including a plan for pain management. We want to ensure that your furry friend recovers as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Surgery doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety, especially if you’ve got the experienced, compassionate team at Animal Hospital of McHenry in your corner. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help with all of your companion’s surgical care needs.

 

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    • Alex SchwendauAlex Schwendau

      Dr. Schmitt and her team are so amazing. Every time I bring my dog in it’s like visiting family; the love and care they show is unmatched.

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    • Lynne Harms GeuzendamLynne Harms Geuzendam

      Dr. Tammy is very thorough and very thoughtful. She's patient and kind to her clients and their pets. Our dogs and cats showed no fear towards her or her staff. We'll never take our pets to anyone else. So very glad we found her!

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    • Aimee RoseAimee Rose

      I have now used Animal Hospital of McHenry 3 times now, with each visit being extremely satisfying. It is always nerve-wracking trying a new vet especially for a fur-mom like myself. This vets office has been nothing but worry-free since the first phone call. Every time I bring my dog in they greet her by name with treats. They do a great job or making it a positive experience for both canine and owner. I have always been treated with the utmost respect, kindness, compassion and empathy. My dog had her surgery on her tooth performed at this location and they called me through out the day to let me know how she was doing. My border collie can be a bit of a handful when she is stressed but they handled her so well. They allowed her to roam the back or be in a play pen because she is frightened by crates/cages. They let my dog be herself and allowed her to feel comfortable at her own pace.

      Again, I would highly recommend them and I thank them for the kindness and compassion they have shown myself as well as my most beloved furry friend. I will continue to be a loyal client and trust The Animal Hospital of McHenry with my babies.

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    • Courtney HillCourtney Hill

      My super senior (14 yo) Weimaraner was seen by Dr. Schmitt as a second opinion for neck and face swelling that was not resolving. The original vet we had seen said there was not much to do for her and that she was at her end. Dr. Schmitt took time to check her and explained the options. My Weimaraner continued to get worse and Dr. Schmitt did not give up. Finally, by working together, we got the swelling down. Thank you to the caring staff and Dr. Schmitt for giving me more time with my sweet girl.

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    • Dave DemersDave Demers

      Tammy made my Mr. Dennis Reynolds the 2nd a happy cat in no time. She even had a wonderful baby food suggestion that worked, well, it worked wonderfully; I used Gerber beef and beef gravy, the little freak sucks it up like a vampire. I am even able to mix the liquid anti biotic without him noticing. It's no fun forcing liquid into a cat much less a sick jerk cat.

      A good vet. I'll go back I'm sure.

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    • Cheryl ButlerCheryl Butler

      Animal Hospital of Mchenry is the best place, Dr.Tammy and the staff are so caring and are so awesome with Sassy

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    • Stangebåy KayStangebåy Kay

      My dog, Feist, and I are thrilled to have access to such compassionate and professional veterinary services that are provided by Dr. Schmitt. Thanks to Dr. Schmitt, Karen, and Stacy for always treating our visits with great attention. I highly recommend this clinic.

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