On a daily basis, we perform common soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters, and growth removals, as well as dental cleanings. Our surgical patients range from neonates to seniors and everything in between. In most cases, patients will be discharged from our clinic the same day of their surgery.
Questions about anesthesia
Do you perform surgical safety testing for my pet prior to anesthesia?
- Only by owner request, but it is highly recommended. Most dental patients are in their senior years, which puts them at a higher risk. Laboratory work will evaluate your pet’s internal organ function prior to anesthesia.
- Monitoring by Licensed Veterinary Technicians and electronic monitoring devices help ensure your pet’s safety during the anesthetic procedure. While your pet is under anesthesia, blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, heart rate, and body temperature are continually supervised. An intravenous (IV) catheter IV fluids is administered throughout the procedure to help maintain your pet’s blood pressure and provide IV access for additional drugs if they are needed. Your pet will be kept warm with warm air devices and blankets during the procedure. Your veterinarian or veterinary technician will be happy to discuss every step of the process with you.
- We provide pre-surgical pain management to all patients prior to surgical or dental procedures. In certain procedures we also use local nerve blocks. They reduce the need for general anesthetic and improve the safety of the procedure. Take home pain medication is only optional for some procedures. Pain control helps speed the healing process and is highly recommended by your veterinarians. We recommend laser therapy for post-surgical reduction of inflammation and pain. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, arthritis, and post-operative pain.