We understand that when your dog or cat is in for surgery, even a routine procedure, it can be a stressful time. All of our patients receive the utmost care and attention during their big day, and we always maintain an open line of communication with their families. It is our goal to make sure they have a fast and smooth recovery from any procedure. We offer pre-anesthetic blood screening and intravenous fluids for all procedures (optional or required depending on procedure, history, and age).
Below is a list of some of the surgeries that we offer within our hospital. We routinely provide an estimate of costs for any procedure prior to it being performed:
- Orthopedics including cruciate repair by TPLO and fracture repairs
- Abdominal laparotomy (cystostomy, gastropexy, intestinal foreign body removal, etc)
- Ophthalmic (cherry eye, enucleation, entropion, etc)
- Caesarean section
- Emergency procedures (GDV, traumatic wounds, etc)
Does your pet need a surgery that is not listed? Call and ask one of our veterinarians, if we handle that surgery we will provide a consult and always give you an estimate. If we cannot perform the procedure at our clinic we will refer you to a facility that can.
PRE-ANESTHETIC SCREENING AND IV FLUIDS
- Pre-anesthetic blood work is an option that is offered with every procedure for extra safety when going under anesthetic for a routine or complicated procedure. This is screening blood work designed to detect problems that may compromise an animal going under anesthesia or undergoing surgery. Possible issues include.
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Elevated kidney enzymes
- Low platelets counts
- Low red blood cells
- Depending on these results the anesthetic drugs used may be modified, pre-treatments may be performed, or the surgery postponed for further testing.
- For some older animals or pets with pre-existing medical conditions we may ask for mandatory screening for safety purposes.
- IV fluids are optional for some procedures and included for others. IV fluids help maintain blood pressure, which often decreases when under anesthesia, and maintains proper tissue perfusion/hydration, and organ function. We recommend IV fluids for all procedures.
- These options will be reviewed by a technician the morning of surgery.