What surgery services do you provide for dogs?
We offer a full range of surgical procedures for our patients including, but not limited to, spay/neuter, dentistry, lump removals, some orthopedic, as well as emergency procedures (i.e., exploratory, bloat, c-sections).
What is involved with my dog’s surgery? Can I stay and watch?
All of our surgical patients receive a pre-operative check over by the technician that will be assisting in the surgery when you bring your pup in the morning of her big day, a check over by the doctor prior to surgery, the anesthetic itself, the technician monitoring all vital signs throughout the procedure, pain medication given before and after surgery, pulse ox monitoring (monitoring the oxygen level in her blood) throughout the procedure, circulating warm water blanket for the surgery, blood pressure monitoring throughout the procedure, body temperature monitoring, hot water bottles and extra cuddly blankets for her cage, after the surgery is complete. The technician will also do another check over on her prior to her leaving the clinic, after surgery. All of our surgical patients will also receive intravenous (IV) fluids. The IV Fluids help keep her blood pressure up throughout the surgery, helps to flush out the anesthetic once the surgery is completed, and gives the doctor direct access to a vein if there was an emergency, so they can get medication into her faster.
We do offer you the opportunity to stay with your pet throughout the procedure if you would prefer. This way, you can be with her from her intake to the hospital, while she is being sedated, during the procedure, while she recovers and until she is discharged from the hospital. Our surgical suite has a large picture window that you will be able to view your pet’s surgery through. One of our team members will always be around to answer any questions you may have, during the procedure. If this is something you would be interested in doing, please let our team know when scheduling your appointment.