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Surgery

Surgery Suite

If your pet requires surgery, we will clearly explain why a particular procedure is necessary, what it entails and the proper post-operative care. We perform spay and neuter procedures and an array of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries in our office; most of the time your pet will be able to go home the same day.

Anesthesia is customized for your pet based on the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience. During anesthesia and surgery, we monitor your pet's oxygen level, heart rate, and respiratory rate. IV fluid therapy is often administered during surgery to keep the patient hydrated. All patients recover in a supervised environment, where the patient is kept safe, warm, and comfortable. We then design a pain management plan to fit the patient's post-operative needs.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review post-operative care and medication instructions with you. If any questions arise after your pet returns home, or at any other time during the post-operative period, please call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.