If surgery is suggested, you can feel comfortable knowing that our hospital only administers anesthesia in the utmost safe and cautious manner.
Pre-surgical blood work is highly recommended for all pets receiving general anesthesia, which provides a vital check on the health of a patient and determines whether they are an appropriate candidate for surgery. Testing allows us to diagnose and treat previously undetected medical problems and also can assist us in determining the appropriate anesthetic. Depending on the urgency of the condition, abnormalities are addressed, drug selections are modified and in some cases surgeries may be delayed or even cancelled until the veterinarian is comfortable that the procedure is safe to administer. For our general anesthesia we use sevoflurane which allows for quicker and therefore safer induction and recovery of your pet.
Your pet's safety is always our primary concern whenever anesthesia is involved. Our veterinarians tailor the anesthetic procedure to fit the needs of the patient. Your pet's vital signs are monitored during general anesthesia and continuously throughout the surgical process including blood pressure, oxygen level in the blood, heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature.
Our clinic has a state-of-the art surgical suite where our veterinarians perform all common procedures, including:
After performing a complete examination and reviewing your pet's medical state, we will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and put together a plan that suits the needs of both you and your pet.
If surgery is recommended, you can feel comfortable knowing that our doctors will provide appropriate pain relief so that pain is identified and treated if present. Visual assessment and recording of vital signs is done by one of our trained veterinary surgical technicians. A technician is present during the entire surgery and recovery process to maintain the safety and comfort of your pet. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet's care.