I’m worried about my pet’s upcoming surgical procedure. What do you do to help ensure your patients’ safety during surgery?

Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. We perform a physical exam before surgery and monitor your pet during surgery. We can also offer pre-anesthetic blood work. This checks the liver and kidney function of your pet, to determine if their organ function can handle the stresses of anesthesia. During the procedure, a veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk. Owners also have the option of fluid therapy or laser scalpel use. Fluid therapy involves placing an intravenous (IV) catheter and running fluids during surgery. This can help stabilize blood pressure in cases of bleeding as well as support the kidneys in animals that may have decreased kidney function. The laser scalpel can be used for many surgical procedures. Rather than a traditional blade scalpel, the laser cuts tissue while also cauterizing it, minimizing bleeding. We also provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery; depending on the procedure this will likely include general anesthesia and post-operative pain medication, but may also include local anesthesia for certain procedures.