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Routine surgery such as spay and neuter is available Tuesday's and Thursday's. In addition to routine surgeries, we are equipped to to perform soft tissue surgeries such as abdominal surgery for foreign bodies and orthopedic procedures. When necessary, a veterinarian who is specialized in orthopedic surgery is available to perform such procedures in house. Referrals to a boarded veterinarian surgeon will always be offered.
Presurgical bloodwork is run prior to every surgery.
Each surgical patient has an intravenous catheter placed prior to surgery. IV fluids are administered during and after surgery. Each patient will have an individualized anesthesia proctocol that is based on the patients age, breed, and previous or current health issues. Before surgery, premeds are given to make the patient sleepy and to make induction of anesthesia easier and safer. We use safe anesthetics such as propofol and Isoflurane to minimize the risk to the patient. Every patient will be placed on gas anesthesia during the procedure. Postop pain medications are given with every surgery and oral pain medications are dispensed when the patient goes home.