Our doctors perform a wide range of surgeries including but not limited to spays, neuters, tumor removals, laceration and other soft tissue repairs, oral, thoracic and abdominal surgeries, cystotomies, splenectomies and exploratories. We also offer specialty surgeries including ear crops, declaws (laser strongly recommended), debarks, orthopedic surgery including plating and pinning and many many more.
Attention is paid to every detail when your pet is undergoing anesthesia or any surgical procedure.
- Surgical services are performed using safe and patient-specific anesthesia.
- Our hospital has a well-equipped and separate surgery suite where sterile technique is carefully maintained.
- Surgeons prepare with disinfectant scrub and wear protective clothing.
- Instruments are sterilized in an autoclave and used for single procedures only.
- All vital signs are carefully monitored both visually by our trained team AND with several pieces of equipment. We utilize a Cardell heart monitor, Pulse oximeters, ECG unit, temperature probes, blood pressure machines and (of course) stethoscopes.
- Our patients are placed on a circulating warm water heating blanket during surgery and their temperature is carefully monitored pre, during and post operatively.
Complete physical exams and pre-anesthetic blood work are performed and evaluated before any medication is given or anesthesia is induced.
The medication we use for sedation and to induce anesthesia is chosen based on each individual case. Their recent blood results, age, procedure to be performed, medical status, species, ECG results, body weight, body condition score compared to their ideal weight, breed sensitivities and cardiac function are just a few factors in this important decision.
We use Isoflurane gas to maintain our patients under anesthesia. Our anesthetic machines are also carefully inspected and calibrated annually by certified anesthetic specialists.
During anesthesia and through recovery, there is a trained and observant veterinary assistant monitoring your pet visually and with sophisticated monitoring equipment. The equipment is programmed with alarms to go off if any values fall out of the ideal range.