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Surgery

Surgery

We provide a wide array of soft tissue surgeries including, but not limited to, spays and neuters, mass and tumor removals, bites and other wound/laceration treatments, foreign material removals/obstructions, front declaws on a case by case basis, amputations, bladder stone removals. Elective surgeries are performed Monday through Friday by appointment only. Emergency surgeries are worked into the schedule as needed. We currently do not provide orthopedic surgery. Instead, we partner with local surgeons, should the need arise, for more specialized surgeries and orthopedics.

Knowing the Risks, Ensuring Safety

It is very important to understand that every surgery comes with some risk. As a result, Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care undergoes extensive measures to ensure the safety of your pet. Every patient has blood work performed prior to surgery to ensure they can metabolize, or break down the medications and anesthesia used. Medications can be tailored for each individual patient depending upon age and pre-existing conditions. While in surgery, each patient has an IV catheter and receives IV fluids to achieve and maintain adequate blood pressure. Each patient is monitored closely by a nurse, and ECG, blood pressure and oxygen saturation monitors are used to ensure safety.

The Surgical Process

When setting up a surgery, one of our experienced nurses will call you to discuss pre-surgical, day-of, and post-surgical procedures. In addition, we discharge every pet with written instructions for your review. We will be happy to assist you with any additional questions or concerns that arise at any time.

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COVID-19 Update – Effective May 7th, 2020

Dear Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care Family,

With the new order issued by Governor Hogan, we are now able to resume full services again, including wellness visits and elective procedures such as spays, neuters, and dental cleanings. In order to keep our valued clients and caring team healthy and do our part in social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to follow our adjusted protocols for the hospital.

We will continue to only allow pets into the hospital. Clients will have the opportunity to Zoom video conference into their pet’s exam, or the doctor will call you on the phone after the doctor has completed the examination if you do not want to use Zoom. You may view the complete protocol here.

We already have rigorous cleaning protocols in place for the hospital, and we have increased the frequency of these cleanings as well. All team members wear masks and gloves, and also wash their hands following CDC recommendations with soap and water before and after each exam. Anyone feeling ill for any reason stays home, and all team member temperatures are taken prior to each shift. The additional measures taken are for the safety of our clientele and our team so that we can continue to serve the needs of our patients and our community that we love. We highly recommend for clients to wear masks and ask if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to find your pet alternative transportation and alert staff that your pet is coming from a COVID-19 positive household. Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe everyone!

Best,
The Team and Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care