Surgery Service for Dogs
Anesthesia means that our patient will be asleep during the surgery performed. We determine each protocol that we will use for each pet, to ensure it is as safe as possible. For a full (general) anesthesia: First, a little sedation is given that makes the pet sleepy and relaxed. An IV catheter is placed so that we have access to a vein, and so that fluids can be given during the surgery (to keep our patients hydrated and keep their kidneys happy). A tube is placed in their airway to ensure oxygen delivery, and to deliver gases to keep the patient asleep for the surgery. During the operation, a registered veterinary technician is monitoring the patient, taking vitals including heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and more. The surgical technician will recover the pet after surgery and monitor them closely afterwards, to ensure that they are doing well.
Do we specialize in any other surgeries?
We perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries, including:
- Mass/lump removals.
- Foreign body removal (if something is stuck in the gastrointestinal system).
- Cystotomy (removal of stones from the bladder).
- Aural hematoma repair (used for non-healing ear swelling).
- Stenotic nares repair (opening the nasal airways for better breathing in certain breeds).
- Perineal urethrostomy (for male cats with severe urinary blockages).
- Certain orthopedic surgeries are also performed, including:
- Extracapsular repair for cranial cruciate ligament injuries (typically in dogs less than 50lbs).