Our doctors perform a variety of elective and non-elective surgeries. Elective surgeries include spaying and neutering. Non-elective surgeries include oral surgery, abdominal surgery, genito-urinary procedures, ear and eye surgery and some orthopedic surgeries. When necessary, referrals are made to board certified specialists.
Prior to surgery, baseline lab work is required to determine the safest anesthetic protocol. Surgeries are performed in our sterile surgical suite by a surgical team which includes a doctor and at least one surgical technician. Pre-Surgical blood tests are required to assure that no condition is present in your pet that is not apparent during the pre-surgical examination which might adversely affect anesthesia recovery. An intravenous catheter is placed prior to surgery to provide fluid therapy and an open line should complications occur. We believe in a strategy of multimodal pain management to minimize pain associated with surgery.
Anesthesia and recovery are constantly monitored and vital statistics are taken and recorded at regular intervals throughout the procedure as well as the recovery. Patient body temperature is maintained using water heated blankets or our convection warming system. Written instructions are reviewed with clients at the pet’s discharge.