Surgery

Surgery

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.

Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let’s discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet.

  • PRESURGICAL EXAM– Prior to surgery, we examine your pet to ensure there are no obvious health problems that would preclude surgery that day.
  • PREANESTHETIC BLOOD SCREENING– We highly recommend blood work prior to surgery as this is a critical component of providing safe anesthesia. Because our lab is in-house, we can obtain results minutes before surgery.
  • IV CATHETERIZATION/FLUID SUPPORT– We use HESKA IV fluid pumps to accurately administer the proper amount of intravenous fluids to your pet during the procedure. This maintains proper tissue perfusion, leading to safer surgery and better recoveries.*
  • INTUBATION/INHALENT ANESTHESIA– This ensures a secure airway and proper pulmonary ventilation throughout the procedure.*
  • MONITORING– Technology is an integral part of safe anesthesia. We use capnography and pulse oximetry to help provide a safe anesthetic event for your pet.
  • ABSOLUTE STERILITY– From the antiseptic hand washes the doctor uses prior to surgery, to the sterile gowns, caps, and masks, we strive to maintain the highest level of sterility in our operating theatre.
  • AAHA RECORD KEEPING– We maintain accurate anesthetic records as outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association, with whom we are proudly accredited.
  • ETHICON “PLUS” SUTURE– Although more expensive than traditional sutures, we use an antibacterial suture that was developed for use in humans. This special suture helps to prevent postoperative infections caused when pets lick their incisions after surgery.
  • DSC_1222 1000SUBCUTICULAR SUTURES– We routinely close surgical incisions with sutures that are placed below the surface of the skin, thereby preventing the patient from chewing them out easily, which would lead to an open wound and infection.
  • RECOVERY– Our veterinary team attentively monitors your pet during the recovery period..
  • PAIN CONTROL– We strongly believe that your pet should not experience an undue amount of pain with any surgical procedure. Our staff is trained to prevent pain before it starts and also to recognize and treat it should it occur.

*Routine feline neuters are not intubated and fluids are administered subcutaneously. Fluids are also administered subcutaneously to feline declaw patients.

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