Surgery

Our surgical services and facilities include fully trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure the safest, most efficient anesthetic procedure. We use various heating sources to help control temperature regulation, advanced sterilization techniques, machines that monitor oxygen saturation, EKG, blood pressure, temperature and end tidal CO2,  intensive after surgery care and the ability to do complete in-house blood testing. We also offer referrals to many specialized board certified surgeons if needed. Some of the surgeries we offer include spays, neuters, declaws, cruciate repairs, tail docks, tumor removal, dewclaw removal, and c-sections.

To ensure the safest possible anesthesia, all patients are carefully screened and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. As a result, anesthesia is not the same for every patient. A thorough physical exam is done on each patient and pre-anesthetic bloodwork is required. The proper anesthesia for a patient is chosen based on the patient’s age and breed, the type of procedure being done, and bloodwork results, if there are any pre-existing conditions or a past history of anesthetic problems. All patients are pre-medicated with the appropriate medications, given an injectable anesthetic and the lowest gas anesthetic level possible to ensure safety. All of our patients receive pain control, that is  tailored to the needs of the specific patient. Pre-medication(s), oral pain medication(s), local blocks and IV drips are all things that can be used to make sure our patients are kept comfortable and pain-free. Our anesthesia machines are checked daily by trained staff and are serviced by a company yearly to ensure we are providing the best anesthetic experience for all of our patients.

During your pet’s surgical procedure, a  trained assistant or registered technician is continually monitoring each patient throughout the procedure.  We also use equipment that monitors oxygen saturation, EKG, blood pressure, temperature and carbon dioxide levels. An intravenous catheter is placed in every patient and IV fluids are administered using an IV pump during the procedure and through recovery. This maintains blood pressure, keeps the patient hydrated, allows for a smoother recovery post-operatively  and gives the staff direct IV access if any emergency medications are needed.

Surgery Checklist

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