Dog and Cat Surgery in Alpena, MI Performed with Safety & Comfort
Whenever the word ‘surgery’ comes into the conversation, we understand it can be a scary thing. However, most dogs and cats will undergo a surgery at some point in their lives, and with all the advances in veterinary medicine, surgeries are now safer than they have ever been. Still, we know there’s plenty cause for worry! At Sunrise Veterinary Services in Alpena, we take every precaution we can to ensure each pet surgery is performed with minimal risk.
Dog and Cat Surgery Safety from Start to Finish
Whether performing a routine spay or neuter, or something more complex like cystotomy, we always take care to reduce risk at every step of the way. Before surgery, we highly recommend doing a pre-anesthetic exam and bloodwork on your pet to ensure they haven’t had any recent changes in their health that could affect anesthesia. Additionally, we monitor your pet with equipment that reads their vitals including heart rate, blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, blood pressure, body temperature and more. They also receive fluid therapy through an IV catheter, which prevents dehydration and stabilizes their blood pressure.
Pain Medication for Comfort Throughout
Any surgery comes with some pain during recovery. Pain is not only uncomfortable, it can also hinder the healing process. When pets are concerned about pain, their stress levels rise with cortisol levels which in turn can hamper cell activity and slow healing. At Sunrise Veterinary Services, we administer pain medication before as well as after surgery. We will also send you home with pain medications and detailed at-home care instructions. Our goal is to make every pet surgery as smooth and pain-free as possible.
For any questions about our surgical procedures, please get in touch today!
We brought our cat Maizey in for a wellness check and immunizations this morning. The office staff were so nice! Dr. LaCross and Ruth were so gentle with Maizey and were so sweet to her. The services were very affordable. You need to stop by just to say hello to their "Greeter Cats"
Professional and friendly. They treat my fur babies like their own. Very thorough and willing to speak to you about everything.
I came here with my cat and am so happy that I did! They all care so much and are very affordable.
I always get 5 star service. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
The staff is the absolute best!!!
I would rate five stars in all aspects of the visit very pleased with the great service and prices! Thank you
We love Dr. Heidi! Her enthusiasm is infectious; her love of all living things very apparent. She is gentle and kind with my kitty boys, encouraging and respectful to me. It is very much appreciated!
Staff is always friendly, compassionate and helpful. The doctors are gentle, thorough and knowledgeable. We always leave knowing our pets have been well cared for and we are so grateful for the manner in which they not only care for our fur babies but also the manner in which they care for us.
The staff was AMAZING. They went above and beyond. I would highly recommend this veterinarian practice to anybody looking for a good place to take your pet.
It's the feeling of being with family (the ones you like), safe & trusting. I wouldn't consider taking our two boys anywhere else! Thank you to the doctors and professional staff at Sunrise Vet.
I have never met more compassionate or caring staff in a veterinary office until I went to Sunrise. They really care about the animals they treat as well as their owners! Kudos to you all!