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We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: board certified surgeon available for consultation; thorough bloodwork, to screen for organ function and any underlying medical issues that may complicate surgery; fully trained veterinary and technical staff, to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet; heated surgery tables for greater comfort; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; and intensive after surgery care.
Exam: We require each pet to have an exam prior to the surgery. The doctor needs to access your pet's health and ensure that your pet can undergo the procedures. At this time we need your pet's vaccine history. ALL PETS having a procedure done at this facility must be current with his/her vaccines, unless otherwise indicated by a doctor. For dogs, this means the DA2PP, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccines must be current. For cats, they must have the FVRCP and Rabies vaccines.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Panel: We recommend blood tests for all our surgical patients prior to general anesthesia administration. Our in-house laboratory can provide us with blood panel results before surgery begins and allows our staff ample time to notify the pet’s owner of any blood abnormalities before anesthesia and surgery is performed. These pre-anesthetic panels can provide vital information about a pet’s liver, kidney, blood sugar levels, red blood cell count and platelets. These results allow our staff to tailor your pet’s pain management treatment and anesthetics accordingly, and can prevent surgeries on pets that may not fare well under anesthesia.
IV Catheter and Fluids: All surgical patients receive an intravenous catheter to enable our doctor and staff to administer medications more comfortably and allow easy access to the patient's bloodstream should an emergency arise during surgery. Every patient receives IV fluids during surgical procedures to maintain blood pressure and proper blood flow through the kidneys, as well as to replenish normal fluid loss during anesthesia.
Anesthesia: Based on the individual needs of each patient, our doctor chooses from a number of sedatives, local and/or general anesthetics and pain management medications to make certain that the surgery is performed safely and the patient remains comfortable during and after the procedure.
Surgical Monitoring: All patients under anesthesia are monitored with an ECG, pulse oximeter (which measures oxygen saturation in the blood) and respiratory monitor. Throughout the entire procedure, a surgical assistant monitors and records the patient’s vital signs and remains with your pet until fully recovered.
Temperature Management: Heat support is vital part of a safe surgery and rapid recovery. All surgieres are performed on a heated surgery table, and after the procedure our staff ensures that your pet remains warm and comfortable in our recovery area.
Pain Management: Proper pain management involves not only anesthesia, but also a variety of additional medications given to relieve the pain associated with surgery. Based on your pet’s individual profile, our doctor chooses the safest and most effective pain medications to ensure pain and discomfort are minimized during and after surgery.
For a detailed explanation of specific elective surgeries, please feel free to give us a call to discuss your pet's case. We can discuss whether or not your pet is a good candidate for surgery, what would be required, and provide you with a rough estimate for the procedure.