Our hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures, from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, and soft-tissue surgeries. Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we also require pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing. These tests not only give us a more complete picture of your pet's health, but also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regimen that is specifically designed for your pet.
We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet's individual needs. We use state-of-the-art anesthetic machines and utilize a variety of anesthetic monitoring devices including Doppler blood pressure monitors, respiratory monitors, and other cardiac monitoring equipment. IV fluids are used for all surgical procedures to support the vascular system and provide an open port for rapid medication administration if needed.
Pain management is an important part of our pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative anesthetic and medical protocol. All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures such as ovariohysterectomy or castrations, receive pain control medication. We urge you to discuss operative pain management options with a member of our staff.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's overall health. Poor dental health can often be the cause of serious illness. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver. Many of these problems can be avoided by scheduling regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings for your pet.
Veterinary dentistry is considerably more involved and time-consuming than basic human dentistry. Cleaning a pet's teeth requires general anesthesia followed by a day-long hospital observation. While your pet is under light anesthesia, our skilled veterinary staff does a thorough dental exam to assess tooth and gum health. We then perform ultrasonic scaling and polishing, as well as the extraction of any diseased teeth. We emphasize home dental care, and we work with you to find a technique of home care that is effective.