Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

(541) 345-1544
2835 Willamette St,
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Surgery

Cat with technicians

Animal Health Associates offers routine surgical services such as spaying and neutering, superficial foreign body removals, laceration and abscess repairs.

Our comprehensive surgical care beings with a preoperative screening, which helps us reduce the risk of complications for you pet. Your veterinarian will also develop a safe, effective plan to keep your pet comfortable and pain free before, during, and after the procedure.

We follow all AAHA guidelines for anesthesia safety such as intubation, intravenous catheterization with fluid support therapy, and full vital monitoring by a dedicated technician.

When you arrive for pick-up later that day, we will go over our aftercare instructions, including a plan for pain management and what to expect during the recovery process.

Please give us a call if you have any questions about the surgical services we offer.

Surgery Protocols

We approach surgery and other anesthetic procedures a little differently than many veterinary clinics. For starters, we always have a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) performing critical tasks – intubation, anesthetic induction, and assistance during the procedure. Second, there are always three people present during the surgery: the doctor, the CVT, and an assistant who helps monitors vital signs. (If you’re shopping around for a veterinarian, be sure to ask if a CVT is always available, and how monitoring is handled.) Finally, we provide pain management through the whole process – before, during, and after surgery. This is human-quality pain control, and you won’t find this at every veterinary clinic. Other ways in which we differ include:

  • A customized anesthesia and pain management plan for your pet.
  • Intravenous fluids given during and after the surgery, to support organ functions and speed recovery, and as a means to introduce medications should an emergency occur.
  • A full-body warming system is used throughout the procecedure, to prevent hypothermia.

We do this for every procedure, even “simple” spays and neuters. (And if you think a spay is simple, consider the complexity of a human ovariohysterectomy!)

We do not pretend that animals do not feel pain. We treat your pets as if they were members of your family. Because they are.