Routine Surgical Procedures

Veterinarian with Dog

Our highly skilled veterinary team is experienced in the most common surgical procedures. We perform routine and preventative surgeries such as spays and neuters, tumor removals, dental cleanings and extractions as well as some cosmetic and soft tissue procedures. Our surgery patients have the option to receive an anti-anxiety medication that you can give to your pet at home the morning of their surgical procedure. After the pre-surgical examination is performed and your pet is cleared for surgery, a mild sedative is administered. Once the surgical patient is relaxed our surgical team will administer an intravenous drug to begin the induction process. This drug is also used in humans. The surgical patient is then intubated and placed on a concentrated anesthetic gas which they will remain on for the duration of their procedure. Our surgical team monitors each patient throughout their procedure and adjusts anesthesia levels under the veterinarian's direct supervision. Patients will need adjustments based on their anesthetic depth, procedure being performed and its expected length. Our staff understands that every patient responds to anesthesia differently. We use the safest possible anesthetics with the utmost attention to patient monitoring and care. After every surgical procedure the patient is monitored closely by our staff during the recovery process. We strive to make our patients and their families as comfortable as possible throughout this process from the pre-surgical consultation to your pet’s discharge and aftercare plan. We are here for you and your pet every step of the way. We are committed to safe procedural protocols and a speedy, uneventful recovery for your companion.

Although pre-anesthetic bloodwork is highly recommended for all patients that are having a surgical procedure or any other procedure requiring sedation; it is only required in pets which are 7 years of age or older or those that have a pre-existing medical condition. These senior companions are considered to be a higher anesthetic risk; therefore it is crucial to evaluate their internal organ function prior to undergoing anesthesia. Our staff will be able to make adjustments to our anesthetic protocols in order to make the procedure as safe as possible for your pet or postpone the procedure for a later time once your pet’s internal organ function is carefully addressed. Pre-anesthetic blood work gives our staff a close-up, inside look at your pet’s vital organs such as his or her liver and kidneys as well as infection, blood disorders and other underlying issues which may not be actively showing symptoms until a later time. Remember early diagnosis and intervention is the key to keeping your pet happy, healthy and with your family for a long time.

 

In addition to preanesthetic blood work, we highly recommend that your pet receives an intravenous or IV catheter and fluids during surgical procedures. This provides your pet’s veterinary team with a vital access point to his or her circulatory system in which we can regulate blood pressure, prevent dehydration and administer drugs in case of an emergency. Fluid therapy also aids in flushing the anesthesia out of your pet’s system and in return yields a speedy, uneventful recovery for your pet decreasing the drowsy aftermath of anesthesia. We believe that your pet deserves the best care and without a doubt fluid administration and an IV catheter access point better ensures your pet’s well-being throughout their surgical procedure.

 

Our surgical services include preventative, routine, soft tissue and some cosmetic procedures. Some of the routine and soft tissue surgeries include spays and neuters, laceration repairs, tumor removals and abdominal surgeries. We do offer post-operative laser therapy which decreases pain and inflammation increasing patient comfort.