Pet Surgery: Lowering Risk and Increasing Health for Our Patients
Monon Animal Hospital offers a variety of soft tissue surgeries for pets, whether they need a preventive procedure or more involved treatment for a disease or injury. Our veterinarians and technicians in Nora have excellent technology and protocols at their disposal to ensure the safest, highest quality care for your companion.
Our hospital is equipped with the most up-to-date monitoring tools and anesthesia. In addition, we require that all patients undergo a full physical exam and blood work prior to their surgery in order to assess their health. We also tailor every pet’s anesthesia to their health, age, weight, and temperament. This allows us to reduce any potential risks and make surgery much safer. Furthermore, every pet has an assigned technician watching over them and keeping them comfortable for the duration.
In most, if not all surgery cases, pets will need stitches. We generally use absorbable sutures that go under the skin to help keep the surgical site closed so it can heal. As their name implies, these sutures are intended to dissolve over time so removal is not necessary. For more involved surgeries (like tumor removals), external skin sutures may also be needed.
While your pet is at home recovering, it’s important to keep an eye on their stitches for signs of swelling, redness, and discharge. If your pet licks and chews at their stitches, they may need additional pain relief medication and an e-collar to prevent further damage to the incision site.
We do everything possible to keep your pet’s pain levels to a minimum. This includes giving pain relief medication before, during, and after their surgery to control their pain and make recovery easier (and quicker) when they return home. If necessary, we can also provide medications for you to dispense at home.
What to Expect
First, you can expect a call the night before your pet’s surgery to confirm their appointment. Next, please allow yourself time before your pet’s surgery to complete paperwork and ask any questions you have about the upcoming procedure. When you come to pick up after surgery, we will give you detailed instructions to guide you through the post-op process. If your pet is having any problems during their recovery, please let us know immediately by calling (317) 257-5656.
Surgeries We Offer
Our available surgical services include but are not limited to:
- Spay and neuter
- Cyst and tumor removal
- Wound care
- Bladder stone removal
- Foreign body removal
- Cherry eye
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. They are so good to my dogs!
- Katie Jo P.
Adore the staff and the Docs. Best compassion and care ever!!
- Jeanie S.
Thank you all so much!! Everyone here is so great with Maggie and takes such good care of her (and me)! She loves coming to see all of her friends at the office.
- Holli and Maggie H.
Carlisle (my Shih Tzu) & I have enjoyed coming to Monon Animal Hospital for the past 7 years. Carlisle loves coming here and this is due to all of the loving & caring staff, especially Dr. Rueter & Dr. Simpson. I cannot say enough good things about Monon Animal Hospital!
- Erin Q.
The Physicians and staff at the Monon Animal Hospital more than meet my criteria. Many thanks to them for all the excellent care they have provided through the years. Highly Recommended.
- Patricia D.
I love Monon Animal Hospital and the staff so very much. Dr. Rueter and Dr. Simpson are a great combination of knowledge, cheer, and calmness. I have a "problem child" for a dog and they have been so helpful with her anxiety and allergies. I can say that my dog loves coming to the vet to get her shots so she can see Rick and Alissa. Highly recommend!
- Katie B.
You guys are beyond wonderful with all my fur babies, especially Teddy! You guys did a great job with him! Thank you again!