Surgery

When your pet needs surgery, you are concerned. We promise we will always do everything we can to make the experience as stress-free as possible for you and your fur baby and you can feel confident your pet will be in caring, competent hands.

Our state-of-the-art surgical suite allows for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Our well-trained, compassionate team is always on hand to carefully monitor the safety and comfort of each surgical patient – before, during and following surgery.

When a needed procedure is beyond our expertise, we have a traveling surgical specialist available to perform orthopedic surgeries as well as some specialty soft tissue surgeries. We also have to ability to refer your pet to a wide network of surgical specialty facilities. Whatever your pet’s surgical needs, we’re here to help!

Laser Surgery….

Our doctors have extensive experience performing laser surgery. The surgical laser seals nerve endings and blood vessels resulting in less pain, bleeding, and swelling and allows us to perform some procedures less invasively than without it. We can melt away small growths without cutting or suturing, sometimes with just locally numbing the area in an awake animal. We can also safely modify the nostrils and soft palate in “flat-faced” breeds which has vastly improved the quality of life of many dogs as they can then breathe much more easily.

Pain Management….

We feel strongly about the use of surgical pain medications and utilize very progressive and comprehensive protocols before, during and after a pet’s procedure. Not all pain management protocols are equal so feel free to ask about what medications will be used for your pet. In most cases, we will also send a prescription home afterwards to help your pet recover as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Anesthesia Safety….

Your pet’s safety and comfort are always our top priority. It starts prior to the procedure with a thorough exam and lab work to assess overall health status. We utilize only the safest available anesthetic protocols, and all patients undergoing surgery or dentistry are placed on IV fluids, which help to maintain blood pressure and protect the kidneys. While there are always risks associated with anesthesia, we take every possible step to minimize those risks. We tailor all medications to your pet based on type of procedure and overall health status and we use an electronic vital signs monitor as well as have our highly trained nursing staff diligently monitor your pet.

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