We offer routine surgeries, including spays, neuters, gastropexy for large breed dogs, mass removals, cystotomy (removal of bladder stones), laceration repairs, and more.
We realize that even routine surgeries can be scary and stressful for you. We always have a pre-surgical appointment for every surgery to explain the procedure, recovery time, and to address any concerns you may have.
At this time, we also recommend pre-anesthetic blood work and/or xrays to ensure your pet has normal organ function before moving forward with the procedure.
There is a designated trained anesthesia technician that will be with your pet throughout the procedure and during recovery. They will be closely monitoring his/her blood pressure, oxygenation and carbon dioxide levels, ECG, heart rate and temperature.
External heating equipment (fluid warmer and Adroit heating system) will be used to maintain stable body temperatures. Your pet will also be receiving IV fluids during the procedure to keep their blood pressure stable.
We use a full, multi-modal approach to pain and anesthesia. Your pet will get "pre-medications" prior to anesthesia. This includes: 1. nausea medication (to combat those bad hangovers from opioids!), and 2. pain and anxiety medication to minimize the anesthetic gas.
During surgery, all incisions will receive the newest local pain medication available - Nocita. Nocita is a slow-release bupivacaine (similar to lidocaine) that will last 72 hours to provide exceptional comfort and pain relief.
After surgery, most patients will receive an NSAID (non-steroidal antiinflammatory) injection +/- another opioid injection depending on their pain assessment score. And every surgery WILL go home with adequate pain medication.