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Compassionate Care During Surgical Procedures

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Throughout your pet’s life, there may be instances when surgery is the appropriate choice to support his or her overall health. At Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital, we strive to make this experience as stress free as possible for you and your pet.

The following are common procedures we perform:

Some procedures may require a surgical specialist, and we will refer you to our affiliated specialized care hospital for assistance.

What to Expect

For every procedure, ensuring the safety and comfort of your pet is our top priority. As part of the pre-surgery preparation, we will review the entire process with you from start to finish. This is our opportunity to answer questions and explain the details of the procedure.

Post-surgery, we notify you as soon as your pet has woken up and will inform you of his or her condition. We also provide a post-surgical home care form detailing how to care for your cat or dog following a procedure.


There are many different levels of anesthesia, and you can trust your veterinarian to make the appropriate recommendation for your pet’s situation. While under anesthesia, your cat or dog is monitored using various methods including:

  • Doppler blood pressure
  • EKG
  • Oxygen/carbon dioxide levels
  • Constant human evaluation

Pain Control

Pain management for all procedures is tailored to each patient based on pre-surgical and post-surgical needs. Methods can vary from pre-operative medications to post-operative IV infusions for 24-hour pain control. We may also recommend oral or topical pain medications to be administered at home for your pet.

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