Veterinarians are not only medical doctors for animals, they are also skilled surgeons, performing highly technical and necessary surgeries. Riverside Veterinary Care Center has a state of the art surgical suite complete with a post-op recovery area. If your pet needs to have surgery in our hospital, they will undergo pre-op testing which may include blood work, x-ray and a physical exam. Intra-op care is the monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels while your pet is under anesthesia. After surgery, known as post-op, your pet's pain levels will be monitored and medicine is appropriately administered by our staff. Once your pet is deemed stable enough, you will be able to transport them to the place they feel most comfortable: home with you!