Anesthesia and our safety guidelines:
Every patient that must undergo surgery under general anesthesia will have a screening process to evaluate the anesthesia risk prior to the procedure to be done. Your pet will have a comprehensive evaluation by the veterinarian and full blood work to evaluate complete cell count and organ function prior to the procedure.
Our anesthesia plan is individualized to each pet based on the age, condition, and risk assessment this way providing the safest anesthesia for the patient.
The day of the procedure, our patient will be evaluated again and will have an IV catheter placed in one of the legs for administration of intravenous fluids during the procedure. When under anesthesia, our patients are monitored both by anesthetic equipment and by a trained and experienced surgical nurse. Each patient will have electrocardiogram, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation, and temperature as part of the basics of monitoring.
Our patient will receive both pre-surgical, surgical, and post-surgical pain control followed by at home pain management for the comfort and well-being of your pet.
Concerns or hesitating prior to having your pet undergo a surgical procedure is not uncommon and we want to make sure you are as comfortable as your pet will be during the procedure. Please do not hesitate to call us if there are any questions or concerns prior to the scheduled surgery.
Routine and preventive spay and neuters in puppies and kittens
Routine spay and neuters in adult dogs and cats
Advanced or treatment surgery: Spay of the sick female (dog or cat - e.g.: Pyometra)
Soft tissue surgery
Mass/tumor/polyp/growth removal with option for histopathology (find out what it is and if there are any concerns) - for aesthetic or medical concerns
Abdominal surgery including but not limited to foreign body removal, splenectomy, bladder surgery, exploratory with biopsies if needed
Laceration and wound repair
Advanced surgical procedures such as back surgery, eye surgery, and complicated fractures are referred to the best specialist surgeons in town