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 advanced surgical techniques and technology to provide advanced care for your pet. Our team is skilled in soft-tissue surgery  including the following procedures:

  • Spays and Neuters
  • Mass Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • and more!

We do not perform orthopedic procedures.

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.