Our veterinarians can meet many of your pet’s surgical needs, from spays and neuters to more extensive soft tissue procedures and even minor orthopedic surgeries.
Minimizing Risk During Surgical Services
Pets are important members or our families. As such, it can be quite stressful when our furry friends must undergo surgery. Although it is not possible to eliminate all the risk associated with surgery and anesthesia, there are a few things that can minimize the risk and stress that commonly accompany these procedures:
- First, and we think most importantly, our veterinarians and trained surgical staff will treat your pet with the same care and attention that we would give our own pets.
- Pre-surgical screening is available (and recommended) prior to any surgical or anesthetic procedure. This evaluates a patient’s blood count and essential organ function to help determine if that patient is a suitable candidate for anesthesia/surgery.
- All patients receiving anesthesia are supervised both manually and electronically. Blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen are continuously monitored and audible alarms warn the surgical team of any abnormalities.
Admission for Surgical Services
Pets are admitted for surgery between 7 am and 8 am Monday through Thursday. We offer complimentary overnight boarding the evening prior to surgery. Most of our surgical procedures are outpatient procedures and can be discharged the same afternoon. Upon discharge, you will be provided with at home care instructions and recommendations.
Electrosurgery and Cryosurgery
We also offer electrosurgery and cryosurgery to remove small skin growths and lesions without the need for anesthesia.
Electrosurgery uses an electric current to cut and cauterize the tissue. Typically, lidocaine would be injected under the skin to provide local anesthesia. Superficial growths/lesions smaller than a dime are candidates for removal via electrosurgery. Sutures or staples are generally used to close the wound.
Cryosurgery uses below freezing temperature nitrous oxide gas to remove superficial growths the size of a pencil eraser head or smaller. Local anesthesia and sutures are not needed with this technique. The growth/lesion should fall off in approximately 14 days and in some cases, cryosurgery may need to be repeated.
Discounted Microchipping During Surgical Services
The price of microchipping your pet is reduced by $5 if performed at the time of surgery. Ask about taking advantage of this great service. If you have any questions regarding our surgical procedures, please feel free to contact us so that we may make both yours and your pet’s experience as comforting as possible.