Surgical Procedures We Perform
We are skilled in soft-tissue surgery, including
- Spays and Neuters
- Mass Removal
- Foreign Body Removal
- and more
We do not perform orthopedic procedures.
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.