SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Our hospitals are equipped to provide a variety of surgical services including spays, neuters, soft tissue surgery (removal of masses or lumps), and orthopedics (bone).  To ensure the safety of your pet during and after surgery, we perform a thorough exam, offer preanesthetic blood testing and IV fluids, monitor your pet during and after surgery, and provide appropriate pain medication.  Our Registered Veterinary Technologists monitor all surgeries, enabling the veterinarian to concentrate solely on your pet’s surgery.  We always provide a high level of care to keep your pet comfortable during their stay.

IV fluids can be administered to your pet for surgery.  This is an option offered to each pet owner.  The stress of anesthesia can affect the body in many ways.  The overall benefit of IV fluids for all patients is support of body functions which are maintenance of blood pressure, assistance with toxin filtration, and ensuring proper hydration. IV fluids help to dilute medications to make them easier for your pet to process, helping them clear the injectable anesthetics from their body , which means they will have a quicker and smoother recovery period.

Preanesthetic blood testing is also an option for pet owners.  The liver and kidneys are two main organs responsible for removing toxins, impurities, and medications from the body.  Blood work gives the veterinarian valuable data to assess the function of your pet’s organs.  If your pet’s organs are not functioning adequately, there are precautions that the veterinarian will want to review with you before surgery.

If your pet requires a more complex surgery that we do not offer, we are able to refer you to a specialist where they have advanced equipment and training to ensure the best care for your pet.