While surgery can be scary for your as a pet owner, we take every precaution to make sure your pet is carefully monitored and safe while under anesthesia. Prior to surgery, your pet will undergo a full physical examination, blood tests, and a pre-operative evaluation. During surgery, patients are carefully monitoring using an EKG, pulse oximeter, and blood pressure machine. A veterinary technician is responsible for the monitoring throughout the entire procedure while a doctor focuses only on your pet.
From bladder surgery, tumor removals to more complicated procedures, our veterinarians are experienced and able to take care of your pet’s surgical needs. We will take the time to discuss possible complications with you as well as what to expect after a procedure. Every pet will also go home with the appropriate pain medications so that your pet will be comfortable at home.
- Spays & Neuters – Most people neuter their animals because they are concerned with unwanted puppies and kittens, but there are many health benefits to neutering especially with female animals. On average, neutered animals live longer and have significantly decreased risks for certain types of cancer and diseases that are otherwise common in intact animals. If you have any questions or concerns about getting your pet neutered, please talk to one of our doctors.
- Orthopedic Procedures: Leg amputation, Tail Ambulation, Dewclaw Amputation, Toe Amputation, Feline Onchiectomy, and Cruciate Repair (Tight-rope procedure)
- Soft Tissue Surgeries: Cystotomy, Surgical ear hematoma drainage, Mass removal, abdominal exploratory, Foreign body removal, Inguinal & Umbilical hernia repair, Pyometra surgery, Splenectomy, Vulvoplasty
- Ocular Surgery: Enucleation, Entropion correction, Eye-lid tumor removal, Third-eyelid flap
- Laseration Repair
To limit the risk for anesthetic complications, we ask that the these pre-operative instructions are followed:
- No food after 5 PM the night prior to surgery
- No water after midnight
- If your pet is on medication, ask a veterinarian for advice on what medication to give on the day of surgery
Surgical admission can take up to 20 minutes to complete. Please allow for this time when bringing your pet in for surgery. You will be assigned an admission time when you schedule surgery. Please arrive promptly at your assigned time for prompt service.
Early signs of dental disease can include foul odor from the mouth, licking of the teeth or gums or a change in appetite. Severe dental disease results in bacteria attacking under the gum line and loosening the tooth. A diseased tooth may become loose, fall out or abscess.
Dental cleanings under anesthesia are the only way to ensure a complete cleaning and evaluation of your pet’s teeth. While asleep, your pet will receive:
- Complete oral examination
- Comprehensive dental cleaning and polishing using a state-of-the-art dental delivery system (Midmark VetPro 1000)
- Minor oral surgery including, but not limited to, tooth extractions, fistula repairs and removal of oral tumors (when necessary)
- Comprehensive pain management before, during and after any oral procedure that may produce discomfort
The dental cleaning includes scaling, polishing and evaluation of every tooth, like a dental cleaning you would receive. After a dental cleaning, every pet goes home with a report detailing the findings of the cleaning.