Surgery

Prior to the procedure, we will complete a physical exam and pre-anesthetic lab work. Lab work will include a complete blood count, serum chemistry, and urinalysis.

Not only do we utilize advanced equipment, more importantly we assign a trained technician to continuously evaluate the pet’s heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, breathing rate, and temperature closely. We also use “balanced anesthesia” which incorporates local nerve blocks and more aggressive pain management. This reduces the amount of gas anesthetic necessary and the sensation of pain. It is also significantly safer.

When patients undergo surgery an intravenous catheter will be placed. Pets will receive fluids continuously throughout the procedure. Pain medications are administered before, during and after the procedures to ensure a smooth recovery. A courtesy follow-up appointment will be scheduled to ensure your pet is healing as expected.

Most of our surgical and dental patients will go home the same day. If we feel overnight monitoring is necessary we will recommend transfer to a 24-hour facility.