Our veterinarian is trained in providing various surgical procedures here at our clinic, ranging from routine procedures to advanced procedures.
Prior to surgery, your pet is given a complete physical examination and pre-surgical blood work is run either the same day or within the week before surgery. Pre-surgical blood work gives the veterinary staff a look at what is going inside of your pet, checking body function and checking for infection, or signs of anemia.
All of our patients have an IV catheter placed to ensure that we have direct access to a vein before, during and after surgery. This ensures that we can safely administer medication without multiple pokese as well as provide fluid therapy during your pet’s procedure. So don’t be surprised if your pet comes home with a small bald patch on one of their legs.
During the procedure, your pet is given general anaesthesia using a safe gas anaesthetic and is monitored during the procedure with both electronic equipment as well as by our trained veterinary technicians.
Our veterinary technicians will use the equipment to aid them in keeping your pet safe by monitoring your pets’ heart rate, breathing rate, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and ECG along with physically checking your pet throughout the procedure.
Once the procedure is finished, your pet is moved into a recovery area where they are monitored and checked throughout the day to ensure they are recovering as they should be and to administer pain medication as needed.
Most surgical procedures are discharged to the owners the same day. When you come to pick your pet up after a procedure, one of our staff members will go over the at home instructions with you both verbally and written. As always if there are any questions, or concerns regarding your pet and the procedure our staff is more than willing to help you at any time.
Routine procedures are as follows:
- Dewclaw removal for dogs
- Declawing in Cats
- Hernia Repair
- Dental Prophy (cleaning and extractions)
For all routine procedures, animals must be up to date on all vaccinations