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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    • 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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    • Lorrie HarrisLorrie Harris

      Phenomenal, compassionate, goes the extra mile and truly gets our love for our animal family members. Her assistance with the difficult decision to end our 7 month old kitten Moon's terminal pain February 9th, 2017 will forever be remembered. Dignity, love and respect by not only Dr. Tammy, but her staff as well, is unmeasurable. They are the epitome of what all animal medical care givers should aspire to be. Again, thank you truly. <3 Sincerely, Lorrie Harris, Aden and Carolyn Giannopoulos, her many canine siblings and cousins, otherwise known as Moon's family. *Side note, Dr. Tammy, we are saddened to learn last night when we returned home from Moon's passing, that you yourself lost your personal cat yesterday. He and Moon are playing, I'm sure of it.

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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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    • Mary T. DurosMary T. Duros

      This is one of the nicest animal hospitals I've been to. Large, homey, exam rooms with cushioned seats perfect for comforting and snuggling your furkid. Great staff! And Dr Tammy Schmitt. The BEST veterinarian in the greater Chicago area! And not a bad drive from Chicago at all. I highly recommend it.

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    • Karen ShattuckKaren Shattuck

      Dr. Schmitt saved my dogs life with a very intense difficult surgery. She never wavered in her determination to save her. The entire staff was caring and concerned. No one can ask for anything else from such a great place!!!!!

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      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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    • Michael CostiganMichael Costigan

      Very compassionate, innovative, and thorough. They really care about the animals that they help.

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