Every anesthetic procedure includes pain medication, administered before and after surgery, as well as medication to go home. Each pet is evaluated prior to the procedure, ensuring the correct medications are chosen (based on age, breed and species).
We recommend each patient under going anesthesia should have laboratory work completed and IV fluids administered during anesthesia. Lab work prior to anesthesia will inform us of any abnormalities your pet may have, and allow us to change the anesthetic protocol, or cancel the procedure if needed. IV fluids help maintain your pets blood pressure, hydration, and provides access should an emergency occur. Every patient will be monitored while under anesthesia for heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, and temperature.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying (for female animals) and neutering (for male animals) have many benefits. The procedure, which prevents animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. It will not change your pet’s personality.
By spaying or neutering your pet, you’re protecting them against potentially deadly diseases and several types of cancer. In addition, spaying or neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Spaying and neutering is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay or netuer your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.
We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries.
Torn cruciate ligaments are the most common orthopedic surgery we perform at our clinic. A torn cruciate is similar to an ACL tear in a human. We perform the ECLS (extracapsular lateral suture) stabilization in our hospital. It is important that your pet get the proper care after these surgeries to ensure they make a full recovery.
Please arrive at the hospital for your pets procedure between 8-9am. Plan on staying for at least 15-20 minutes, allowing the veterinary technician to review questions with you about your pet before you leave. All pets should be held off food and water; please call the hospital to ask specific directions for your pet.