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Surgical Services

Our experienced veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures, and including elective, soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Elective procedures include spays and neuters, Soft tissue surgeries include abdominal explorations, gastro/intestinal surgery, splenectomy, cystotomy, mass/lump removal etc. Our Vets can perform orthopedic procedures such as cruciate repair, IM pinning of fractures, cast application and fracture reduction, hip luxations to mention a few. We also have access to a mobile Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, so complex and advanced surgeries such as TPLO, and fractures can be performed on site.

Patient Monitoring

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We monitor our patients closely to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk.

Please feel free to ask us about our patient monitoring protocol or any concerns you might have about your pet’s procedure. We’d be happy to discuss these matters in more detail.

General Anesthesia

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For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol, including monitoring vital signs during the procedure, to ensure the safety of our patients.

We begin all general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving general anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled.