From the first consultation, through your morning preoperative appointment, during and after the procedure, until your pet is home safe, (comfortable and pain-free) we will be there to answer your questions. We also believe preventing discomfort and pain are a part of a successful surgical procedure
All procedures performed in our clinic are performed in a dedicated operatory where only sterile procedures are performed. All personnel involved in surgery wear caps, masks, gowns, and gloves. Patients are clipped and prepped beforehand in a separate room. Full anesthetic monitoring takes place from the moment anesthetic is given to when your pet awakens from anesthesia. Single-use sterile human grade suture material is used. All of our equipment and procedures are in accordance with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) standards which we voluntarily uphold. Comprehensive pain management is used for all surgical cases.
The following procedures are routinely performed in our clinic by our veterinarians:
• Ovariohysterectomy (spays) in female pets
• Orchidectomy (neuters) in male pets
• Dental Prophylaxis & Oral surgery Including Root Canals
• Mass removal(s)
• Urinary Calculi (bladder stone) removal
• Intestinal biopsies
• Abdominal Foreign Body removal
• Anal gland removal
Anesthesia Monitoring: We have taken considerable precautions in the form of computerized monitors, extensive staff training, doppler, capnography, and heated water/air blankets, and constant vigilance so that we can safely anesthetize older pets and those with advanced dental or other medical problems.
We take the following precautions in all pets undergoing anesthesia at our clinic:
- IV catheterization-to allow rapid fluid or drug administration.
- Preanesthetic medication-to allow lower doses of induction agents that can lower blood pressure.
- Blood pressure monitoring- to allow early detection of any problems.
- Electrocardiogram monitoring- to detect any heart arrhythmias.
- Pulse oximeter- to detect tissue perfusion problems.
In addition, pets over 10 years of age or at higher risk will receive:
- Inhalation gas analyzer to ensure pinpoint control of inhaled anesthetic gases
- CO2 monitoring to detect respiration problems
- A second blood pressure unit to automatically take BP by the minute
We routinely employ the services of a board-certified anesthesiologist to assist on difficult cases and to help train us in the art of safe anesthesia and pain management. We truly mean it when we say that we will “treat your pet as if it were our own” especially when it needs anesthesia for a surgical or dental procedure at our clinic.
Tues: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wed: 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to noon