Our highly skilled veterinary team is experienced in the most common surgical procedures. We perform spays and neuters, declaws, tumor removal, abdominal surgeries, and some orthopedic procedures, all under the safest possible anesthetic and with the utmost attention to patient monitoring. After each surgical procedure, surgery patients are placed in our state-of-the-art ICU, where they are monitored 24 hours a day by a veterinary technician with a doctor on call at all times. We strive to make our patients and their families as comfortable as possible, from your pre-surgical consultation to your pet’s dismissal and aftercare. We’re with you every step of the way, applying our commitment and expertise to ensure a safe procedure and a speedy recovery.
Our surgical services include soft tissue as well as some orthopedic procedures. Some of the routine and soft tissue surgeries include spays and neuters, declaws, tumor removal, abdominal surgeries, and mass removal. We do offer laser surgery, which minimizes pain and post-operative swelling.
For scheduled surgeries, we require a Pre-Surgical visit, which includes:
- Physical exam
- Blood work to minimize anesthetic risks
- Updating vaccinations if necessary
- Discussing the surgical procedure
- Answering any questions you may have about the procedure
- Discussing any possible complications that may result
- Signing paperwork in order to make the check-in process as efficient as possible
Our surgeries include the following:
- State-of-the-art equipment to monitor your pets heart, lungs, oxygen saturation levels, temperature, and blood pressure
- Fluids to help in reversal of the anesthesia when the surgery is over
- Pain management before, during, and after your pet’s surgery
- A surgical nurse to monitor your pet throughout his or her surgical process, from placing him or her under anesthesia, through the surgical procedure, and during his or her recovery from anesthesia
- Recovery from surgery in our comfortable, quiet ICU, monitored 24 hours a day by our veterinary nurses and our veterinarians
- Performing surgery throughout the day. The veterinarian or the veterinary surgical nurse will call you with an update once your pet has recovered from anesthesia
Important Information for Your Pet’s Surgery
- No food after 8 pm the day before the surgery.
- It is okay to leave water out for your pet prior to surgery.
- Admittance time is 7 am to 8 am the morning of the surgery.
- Please notify us of any medications given 24 hours prior to surgery.
- Depending on the type of surgery your pet is receiving, he or she may be required to spend one night with us for further monitoring of his or her recovery. Your veterinarian will discuss this with you at your pre-surgical visit.
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