Surgery and Anesthesia
We perform a variety of both elective and non-elective surgeries. Elective surgeries such as spaying and neutering are important to control the pet overpopulation, as well as mitigate many other future problems. Feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with when it is an appropriate time to spay/neuter with your veterinarian!
All surgeries are done under sterile conditions in our surgery suite. Depending on the procedure, it may be done under sedation or with Isofluorane gas (general anesthesia). After a thorough exam is performed, medications are tailored specifically to your pet and procedure. We make sure that pain is addressed before, during, and after each procedure.
While it is true that there is an inherent risk with any anesthesia or surgery, here at the clinic we take special care to minimize these risks. We make sure to thoroughly evaluate each patient, tailor an appropriate drug protocol, and offer pre-anesthetic blood work to detect any unknown underlying problems. We also have a Registered Veterinary Technician monitor the patient's vital signs very carefully throughout the surgery. This includes respiration rate, heart rate, blood pressure and tissue oxygenation levels. We recommend intravenous fluid therapy for longer or invasive procedures, and often require it for older patients, or patients at-risk. Fluid therapy helps to stabilize blood pressure, hydrate the patient, and gives us venous access at a moment's notice.
A Registered Veterinary Technician is assigned to each patient upon arrival at the clinic, they make sure your pet is taken care of from check-in to the time you take them home!