Your pet may require surgery for various reasons, and you can rest assured that we prioritize your pet’s safety and comfort during their stay with us. We do a variety of surgeries here and make sure your pet is in a safe and clean space.
Spay: the surgery done on female dogs, cats and rats to remove their ovaries and uterus to prevent reproduction and potential health concerns as they get older. This procedure does require general anesthesia, and we will make sure that your pet gets adequate pain medication. Generally, dogs are spayed between 6-9 months. There are certain breed groups that are discussing getting dogs spayed after their first heat cycle. We can discuss what is best for your dog at your appointment.
Neuter: This surgery removes the testicles from male dogs to prevent reproduction and potential health concerns as they get older. This procedure requires general anesthesia, and we can discuss age depending on your dog’s breed and personality.
Soft Tissue Surgery: this term refers to various procedures from removing bladder stones, removing an infected uterus, foreign body removal, spleen removal, lacerations, and growth removals. We do some eye surgeries including fixing prolapsed 3rd eyelid surgeries and eyelid mass removals.
We also work with boarded surgeons where we may refer your pet to a different facility or have a boarded surgeon come to our facility to do your pet’s surgery.
What to expect when your pet needs surgery:
Bloodwork the week before if possible to make sure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia where we check kidneys, liver, blood sugar and diabetes. This lab work is required for pets >5 years of age, and we recommend more comprehensive panels for senior pets.
- Make your appointment, and you should receive an estimate within the week of your appointment by email
- No food after dinner the night before the procedure, water is ok
- Arrive at the time recommended with your initial call and a technician will go over paperwork and have you sign consent forms. They will also be able to help answer any questions you may have. If you have additional questions, then the doctor doing the procedure will call before the procedure starts – 90% of this paperwork can be filled out below online to save you time in the morning.
- Your pet will be given what we call a premedication before surgery to help decrease any anxiety that they may have
- Anesthesia: while under anesthesia your pet will be monitored carefully by our trained staff for the following
- Temperature regulation
- Blood pressure
- EKG: heart rhythm
- Your pet will stay for a good part of the day so we can monitor their recovery. Pickup time will be scheduled and discussed at drop off. We will make sure that they have plenty of blankets and comfort as they recover as we monitor their heart rate, pain, nausea, and temperature.
- At pickup, you will be put in a room, and a technician will go over discharge instructions which include feeding, incision care, medications and answer any additional questions that you may have.
If you have any questions about your pet’s procedure/healing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. To expedite the process, please complete the surgical form below.
Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm