Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) & Castration (Neuter)
Spaying or neutering your pet not only prevents unintentional offspring, but can also prevent hormonal cancers of the reproductive organs. These procedures can be done when your pet is at least 16 weeks old & weighs at least 4 pounds.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Our doctors perform soft tissue surgeries such as mass/tumor removal, wound repair, GI foreign body removal, and others as needed.
To ensure the safety of your pet, we recommend pre-surgical blood testing whenever an animal is placed under anesthesia or sedation. During anesthesia, your pet is connected to an electronic surgical monitor which monitors EKG, oxygen saturation, pulse, and respiration. They are also placed on a heated pad and continuously monitored by a licensed veterinary technician. Animals will also have an intravenous catheter placed and receive fluids for most procedures.
Depending on the procedure and how your pet is doing, we may send you home with an e-collar (cone collar) to protect the surgery site. If your pet licks, chews, or rubs the surgery site, it can cause swelling, irritation, or infection. If there is extensive damage done or sutures are removed, there may be a need for additional surgery. If an e-collar is recommended, it must be worn by your pet as directed, and should never be modified or altered.
There are certain procedures that your doctor may recommend that we do not perform in-house, or would be best performed by a specialist. In these situations, we would be happy to provide you with a referral to a qualified surgeon.