When your pet needs a surgical procedure, we offer the most advanced surgical care, (including laser surgery) recovery and pain management for your pet. We perform most types of surgery including:
- Spays and Neuters
- Growth Removal
- Emergency Surgery (laceration repair, wound repair)
- Advanced Surgeries such as splenectomies and intestinal foreign body obstructions
- Orthopedic Surgeries with the City of Lakes Veterinary Services
We utilize laser surgery for many routine and advanced surgical procedures. Laser surgery is performed utilizing a beam of light that is used to cut tissue in place of a scalpel blade. The beam seals blood vessels and nerves as it cuts to provide less bleeding in surgery and less swelling and pain after surgery. Chance of infection is reduced because the laser’s intense heat also kills bacteria.
Before we begin any operation, all pets are carefully screened through a physical exam and pre-anesthetic blood test. Analyzing information from the blood test will allow us to determine if it is safe to give your pet anesthesia, and identify any pre-existing medical conditions that should be addressed. Our on-site laboratory allows us to have the results back for many of these tests quickly.
We monitor all your pet’s vital signs with state-of-the-art equipment as well as manual techniques. Pets are monitored during surgery using pulse oximetry, respiratory monitoring, EKG, temperature monitoring, and are given oxygen.
Once the procedure is completed, we will call you with a status report. When you pick up your pet, we will review the procedure with you and send you home with easy to understand aftercare instructions. We will call you within a few days to check on your pet and answer any additional questions.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
We believe in maximizing the comfort of your pet before, during and after your pet’s procedure. Anesthesia and pain management protocols are individually developed for each pet. Proper pain management improves your pet’s recovery and speeds the healing process. We administer medication before beginning the procedure, during the procedure and post-operatively for the comfort of your pet. We use a multi-modal approach to pain management, which means we administer small amounts of different drugs to minimize any pain that your pet might feel. Because we administer lower doses of each individual drug, your pet will experience fewer adverse side effects, more complete pain relief and faster post-operative recovery.
Please call us if you have questions regarding the procedures offered, or our surgical protocols. We would be more than happy to provide you with more information and answer all of your questions or concerns.