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We offer advanced sugery techniques and technology in our practice.  Surgeries performed include mass removals, wound repairs, abdominal exploratory surgery, bladder surgery, oral surgery, routing spay/neuters, hernia repairs, dewclaw removals just to name a few.  Like you, our greatest concern is the well being of your pet so prior to putting him/her under anesthesia, we will perform a complete physical examination. In addition, every pet undergoing surgery will have an IV catheter, receive IV fluids, and receive pain medication.  Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is highly recommended for all pets undergoing surgery but is optional on some surgical procedures. More complex surgical procedures require bloodwork prior to the surgery and is not optional.  These procedures help reduce the risk of anesthesia and make your pet more comfortable.

paw2.JPG  IV catheter & Fluids: Intravenous catheters during surgery allow fluids to be given which help to counteract hypotension (low blood pressure) produced by anesthesia. If an emergency situation should arise during surgery, an IV catheter also allows venous access so that drugs can be given during the first few critical minutes of an emergency.

paw2.JPG  Pain Management: We believe that all animals undergoing a surgical procedure be kept pain free. We give all pets an injection of narcotic immediately after surgery. We also give take home pain medications for the next few days after surgery. Good pain control helps pets heal faster and more effectively as well as relieve post- surgical discomfort.

paw2.JPG  Pre-anesthetic blood profile: The pre-anesthetic blood profile is to maximize patient safety and alert the doctor to the presence of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes, and/or kidney or liver disease, which could complicate your pet's procedure, thereby compromising your pet's health. These conditions may not be detected without a blood profile. These tests are similar to those your own physician would run if you were to undergo anesthesia.

Advanced sterilization techniques are always used on our surgery equipment.  Blood pressure, ECG & Sat monitors are available to help us monitor your pet.  We consistantly provide intensive after-surgery care to maximize safety and comfort.  In addition, we provide excellent pain management protocols.