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Surgical Procedures

As pet care specialists, we are proud to extend surgical services to our patients.  Our skilled veterinarians and technicians are proficient in a variety of surgical procedures, allowing your pet to obtain precise care. Prior to scheduling surgery, we will discuss all treatment options available to you and your pet.  Our goal is to allow you to fully understand the benefits and potential risks of surgery and make an informed decision about your pet’s care. Patients will also need to complete a full physical evaluation and blood work panel to ensure there are no preexisting conditions that could negatively affect pet health when anesthesia is used. Once your pet has cleared their physical exam, surgery can be scheduled.

 

Types of soft tissue surgery:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Gastrointestinal (digestive) surgery
  • Urogenital (bladder and/or kidney) surgery
  • Growth/tumor removal surgery
  • Ear Hematoma surgery
  • Anal Gland removal surgery
  • Foreign body removal

 

Types of Bone Surgery

  • Fracture Repair
  • ACL tear
  • Amputation

 

What does surgery involve?

Surgery for pets is very similar to surgery for humans. During the pre-operative appointment, the necessary preparations for surgery will be discussed. If your pet is having anesthesia, fasting will be required, and we request that you inform us of any medications your pet is taking.   If this is required with your surgery, you will be notified before your pre-operative appointment.

We will monitor your pet before during and after the surgery.  We monitor blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen intake, and body temperature to ensure that your pet  is cared for properly.

We believe that pain management is a critical aspect of recovery.  We make an added effort to provide your pet with superior comfort. If we feel that post-operative pain management would be beneficial to your pet, we will prescribe additional medication. For some emergency surgeries we will request that you transfer your pet to a overnight facility for specialized 24 hour monitoring.  All standard surgeries will be sent home the same day.

Upon the completion of surgery, you will be informed of all care instructions for recovery.  If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s surgery, or would like to schedule a surgery, please contact our office.

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