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 Lakewood Animal Clinic, 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 will 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 loved one recovers as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Surgery doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety, especially if you’ve got the right team in your corner. Contact Lakewood Animal Clinic today and let’s discuss how we can help with all of your companion’s surgical care needs.

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    • Craig ClunkCraig Clunk

      Great place. The staff is very nice and helpful, and they treat your animal like one of their own

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    • Sydney RosenbergSydney Rosenberg

      Been to several different vets around Jacksonville in the past 20 years- recommendations from friends, family referrals, and even accompanying someone else and their pet- NONE compare to Dr. Sandler and his staff! I won't take my Zoi anywhere else! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! My only wish is that I found them YEARS ago! Kind, patient, welcoming, educated, knowledgeable, and they take time to explain everything in layman's terms. Also affordable- worth every penny!!! There was no pressure of sales or rushing me along. Thank you Dr. Sandler AND staff! You'll be seeing more of us 💗

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    • Chris CantilloChris Cantillo

      Lakewood is the best place in the 904 to take your pets. I've personally known the doctors & staff since I was 14 years old and still to this day take my pets! I recommend if you live in the 904 or just passing by and you need your pet looked at for sure hit them up

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    • Rae AustinRae Austin

      Great environment, service, and staff. I am very pleased with Lakewood.

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    • Celeste J. DanosCeleste J. Danos

      The staff here are excellent!
      We have two dogs, a 12 year old Maltese-Poodle mix and a 5 year old Maltese-Yorkie. Both have received excellent care. When our 12 year old injured her rear leg with an ACL tear we thought she may need surgery.
      Laser therapy was a treatment option and I'm so glad it was. After several months of therapy our little girl is back to normal activity. Dr. Sandler is wonderful!

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    • Lacey Elizabeth AdevaiLacey Elizabeth Adevai

      Took great care of my English bulldog when she had an allergic reaction to fleas. Super helpful and friendly

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    • Joseph Roland HiladoJoseph Roland Hilado

      Dr. Sandler and his staff are very caring and compassionate. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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