We have a state-of-the-art surgery suite to provide the best anesthesia, monitoring, and surgical equipment possible. We take every measure to ensure the well-being of your pet before, during and after the procedure at our hospital. Before the day of surgery, you will receive pre-operative instructions to prepare you and your pet for surgery. These instructions are included at the following link. You will also receive specific post-operative instructions at your discharge appointment.
We know anesthesia and surgery can be a scary experience for pet owners. That’s why we take every precaution to make sure your pet is safe before, during and after anesthesia. A pre-operative exam and bloodwork is step 1. Based on these results, we will customize drug protocols to best fit your pet. In addition, each patient will have an intravenous catheter placed and will receive fluid therapy during and after anesthesia. While under anesthesia, we watch them like a hawk. They will be intubated and placed under general gas anesthesia. A doctor and licensed veterinary technician will be with your pet and monitoring their vitals. This includes blood pressure, carbon dioxide, pulse oximetry, EKG, temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate. Once the procedure is finished, we will continue to watch them to ensure a smooth recovery.
We perform the following surgeries:
- Spays and Neuters
- Cystotomies (bladder stone removal)
- Growth removals and biopsy
- Exploratory surgery and foreign body removal
- Wound Repair/treatment
- Dental procedures
Dental prophylaxis and treatment
Common signs of dental disease are:
- Bad breath
- Changes in chewing and eating habits
- Tartar buildup
- Red and swollen gums
- Pawing at the face
- Generalized depression
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that all dogs and cats get regular oral exams and dental cleanings under general anesthesia. Dental procedures include general anesthesia (as described above), full mouth radiographs, thorough dental oral exam, scaling above and below the gum line of all surfaces of the teeth, polishing of the teeth and charting abnormalities. Based on the oral exam and radiographs, extractions and/or further dental treatments may be recommended. Depending on the degree of dental disease, your pet may be prescribed antibiotics and/or pain medication to go home. We like to provide owners with suggestions for dental care at home to prevent and manage dental disease.