Surgery

  • DSC_1168 1000PRESURGICAL EXAM– Prior to surgery, we examine your pet to ensure there are no obvious health problems that would preclude surgery that day.
  • PREANESTHETIC BLOOD SCREENING– We highly recommend blood work prior to surgery as this is a critical component of providing safe anesthesia. Because our lab is in-house, we can obtain results minutes before surgery.
  • IV CATHETERIZATION/FLUID SUPPORT– We use HESKA IV fluid pumps to accurately administer the proper amount of intravenous fluids to your pet during the procedure. This maintains proper tissue perfusion, leading to safer surgery and better recoveries.*
  • INTUBATION/INHALENT ANESTHESIA– This ensures a secure airway and proper pulmonary ventilation throughout the procedure.*
  • MONITORING– Technology is an integral part of safe anesthesia. We use capnography and pulse oximetry to help provide a safe anesthetic event for your pet.
  • ABSOLUTE STERILITY– From the antiseptic hand wash the doctor uses prior to surgery, to the sterile gowns, caps and masks, we strive to maintain the highest level of sterility in our operating theatre.
  • AAHA RECORD KEEPING– We maintain accurate anesthetic records as outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association, with whom we are proudly accredited.
  • ETHICON “PLUS” SUTURE– Although more expensive than traditional suture, we use an antibacterial suture that was developed for use in humans. This special suture helps to prevent postoperative infections caused when pets lick their incisions after surgery.
  • DSC_1222 1000SUBCUTICULAR SUTURES– We routinely close surgical incisions with sutures that are placed below the surface of the skin, thereby preventing the patient from chewing them out easily, which would lead to an open wound and infection.
  • RECOVERY– Our veterinary team attentively monitors your pet during the recovery period..
  • PAIN CONTROL– We strongly believe that your pet should not experience an undue amount of pain with any surgical procedure. Our staff is trained to prevent pain before it starts and also to recognize and treat it should it occur.

*Routine feline neuters are not intubated and fluids are administered subcutaneously. Fluids are also administered subcutaneously to feline declaw patients.

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