Surgical Services

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Surgical Services 2017-08-25T11:14:09+00:00

Surgical Services

No matter how minor or major the surgery, you want a surgical team that approaches every procedure with the same careful preparation and meticulous attention to detail. Pets requiring surgery will receive pre-operative blood work and diagnostic screening as necessary. They will also receive pain medication before, during and after surgery to keep them feeling as comfortable as possible.

  • Canine and Feline Spay and Neuter
    Our patients undergo general anesthesia for spay and neuter procedures. Although recovery is quick for these routine procedures, pets should rest for approximately 5-7 days post-op. Males may not require as much time to recuperate. It is very important that your pet does not lick or chew the incision site so our team may send home an e-collar for your pet. Sutures are placed under the skin and do not need to be removed. We do recommend a courtesy post-operative checkup approximately 10-14 days after surgery.
  • Feline Declaw
    General anesthesia is used during feline declaw procedures. Declawing requires the removal of the first joint on each toe. Since the paws need to be wrapped after surgery, our patients are hospitalized overnight. Recovery in kittens and young cats is generally very rapid, but it can be painful so we prescribe oral pain medications for the first few days. We also send home a replacement litter for the litter box to be used during the healing process. There are no sutures to be removed however we recommend a courtesy post-operative checkup approximately 10 days following surgery.

We also provide Abdominal Surgeries and various Soft-Tissue Surgeries

Surgical Monitoring

Patients undergoing a surgical procedures are monitored closely by one of our trained veterinary technicians. Our surgical monitoring includes:

  • EKG
  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Exhaled carbon dioxide levels
  • Digital blood pressure
  • Heart and respiratory rate and rhythm