Surgery

Surgical Instructions


– Surgeries are scheduled 7 days a week

– Drop off is between 7am to 8am

– No food/treats after midnight the night
before your pets surgical procedure &
nothing the morning of! (Small amounts of water is ok)

– Please allow 10-15 mins for our staff to check-in your pet the morning of the surgery.

Post Surgery

After surgery, the clinic staff will monitor the your until it is fully awake. After the pet is conscious and has been examined, the veterinarian or a technician will call to let the owner know the patient is ready to be discharged and go home. In most cases a pet will be discharged on the same day after the surgery, but in some cases the veterinarian will recommend that the pet be hospitalized for a period of time.


Cost of Surgical Procedures

The costs associated with surgery vary widely depending on the type of procedure and the pet’s age, size, and general health. Animal Medical Center can provide a written estimate of costs before any procedure.

Vaccines Required:


Dogs

Rabies, Distemper with Lepto, Canine Influenza (H3N2 & H3N8), Bordetella (every 6 months) and Negative Fecal Screen within last year

 

Cats

Rabies, FVRCP & negative fecal test within last year!

Surgical Electives:


Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork Testing

There is always a possibility that a physical exam alone will not identify all of your pet’s health problems. We strongly recommend a pre- anesthetic profile (a combination of tests) be performed prior to anesthesia. The tests we recommend are similar to and equally important as those your own physician would run if you were to undergo anesthesia. It is important to understand that a pre- anesthetic profile does not guarantee the absence of anesthetic complications. It may however, greatly reduce the risk of complications as well as identify medical conditions that could require medical treatment in the future.

Additional Pain Relief

Our anesthetic protocols are aimed at providing a safe and effective means of anesthesia and pain relief before, during and after a surgical procedure. This is usually adequate; however pets, like people, differ greatly in their tolerance for and reaction to pain. Additional post-operative analgesics (pain medications) can be started in the hospital with a simple injection that lasts 24 hours. Oral medications will be dispensed to be given at home.

Laser Surgery

The LASER cauterizes tiny nerve endings and pain receptors which helps your pet recover with less pain. The LASER also seals small blood vessels which reduces the amount of bleeding during surgery. With the use of LASER, your pet should recover more comfortably.

Intravenous Catheter

Placing an IV catheter provides a route to give injections to your pet quickly into their circulation should an emergency situation arise. Many anesthetics can lower blood pressure, cause blood vessels to relax, and slow the heart rate. Administering IV fluids during surgery helps to keep your pet’s blood pressure and blood volume steady and ensure that oxygen and important nutrients continue to reach the organs that need them.

Cerenia Injection

Cerenia is an anti-nausea medication. Administering Cerenia before surgery will prevent nausea related to anesthesia for up to 24 hours.

Surgeries we offer:


Laser:

  • Feline Declaws
  • Soft Palate Resection
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Everted Saccules

Ophthomology:

  • Cherry Eye Imbrication/Removal
  • Enucleation
  • Entropian/Ectropian

Orthopedic:

  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tightrope Cruciate Repair
  • Lateral Suture Cruciate Repair
  • Luxating Patella
  • Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)
  • Fracture Repair

Routine Surgeries:

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Hernia repair
  • Mass removal
  • Dental cleaning with extractions
  • Dewclaw removal

Soft Tissue:

  • Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECABO)
  • Colopexy
  • Gastropexy
  • Perineal Urethostomy (PU)
  • Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Scrotal Urethrostomy
  • Episioplasty
  • Cesarean Section
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Amputations