The most important part of all surgical procedures is making your pet comfortable and pain-free.
Our team members know how much your pet is a part of your family and we understand that when your pet is in need of surgical procedures, it is a major decision for the family. When we contemplate any surgical or dental procedure that requires the use of safe anesthesia, we promise to slow down, answer all of your questions and proceed slowly with your full comfort and trust in our approach.

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

We perform many routine surgical procedures.

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

The most important part of our surgical procedures is anesthesia monitoring and safety

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
Anesthesia Safety: We know that safe anesthesia is probably one of your major concerns. We are pet owners ourselves and have the same concerns that you do. We have made anesthetic safety and comprehensive monitoring a strength of our clinic. With our dedication to dental health, we routinely anesthetize older pets with advanced dental disease that have other medical problems Our clinic has invested much time in staff training and in special monitoring equipment to be able to safely anesthetize older and higher risk pets.

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.

There when your pet needs us.
West Towne Veterinary Center strives to make your pet’s experience as stress-free as possible. If you have any questions, our contact information is below.


6605 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI 53705
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Mon: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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: By Appointment Only
Sun: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: 608-828-3737
Groomer: 608-828-3730
Fax: 608-410-4020
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