Surgical Services



Surgical Care Surgery involves the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by operation or tissue manipulation.

 

Anesthesia/Pain Control

There are many levels of anesthesia, from local anesthesia (i.e., tooth block), spinal anesthesia (i.e., epidural block), up to general anesthesia, where the patient is unconscious for a controlled period of time and where there is a complete loss of pain sensation. While under anesthesia, the patient is closely monitored by various methods, including: Doppler Blood pressure, EKG, oxygen/carbon dioxide levels and constant human evaluation of the patient. Talk with us about the method of anesthesia being used for your pet’s surgical procedure.
 

Pain Control

Pain control for pets has come a long way in the past 10 years. Pain management for all surgical procedures is tailored to each patient based on anticipated pre-surgical need and post-surgical needs as well.
 

Spay (ovariohysterectomy)

This surgical procedure involves removing the ovaries and uterus to prevent your female pet from going into heat and being able to reproduce.
 

Neuter

This surgical procedure involves removing the testicles so the male will not be able to reproduce.
 

Declawing Your Cat

Declawing involves surgical removal of the nail and last bone in each toe. This should only be done if your cat cannot be trained to a scratching post and will remain indoors.
 

Dewclaw Removal

Some dogs are born with extra toes on the rear feet. Your Veterinarian may recommend removal of them so they do not get caught on objects or become infected from abnormal nail growth.
 

Soft Tissue Surgery

This involves surgical procedures that do not include bones and joints. The majority of soft tissue surgery includes spaying, neutering and growth removals. Other soft tissue surgery includes abdominal surgery, heart/lung/vessel surgery, skin/wound reconstruction, and eye/facial surgery.
 

Growth Removals

This soft tissue surgery involves removal of growths from the patient for medical or cosmetic reasons. Growths can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Most growths removed should be sent to a pathologist to determine what the growth is and how it should be treated after surgery.
 

Orthopedic Surgery

This form of surgery involves procedures of bones and joints. Orthopedic surgery may address a fractured bone, congenital defects or a torn ligament within a joint. Your veterinarian will, in most cases, refer you to a board certified Veterinary Surgeon for orthopedic procedures.
 

Post Surgical Home Care

Post Surgical Home Care Refer to our Post Surgical Home Care form detailing information on how to care for your pet at home after a surgical procedure.

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