Exceptionally High Standards for Your Pet’s Safety
As an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, we are dedicated to a higher level of safety for your pets. AAHA’s standards cover every aspect of surgery from the anesthesia protocol and monitoring equipment to our surgical suite and surgical tools—and everything in between. Our protocols line up with these high standards to ensure minimal risk and maximum success.
Our safety protocols include:
- Pre-anesthetic blood work and exam to check the health of your pet’s kidneys and liver, which play an important role in metabolizing the anesthesia
- IV catheter supplying your pet with fluids throughout the procedure to keep them hydrated and regulate their blood pressure
- State-of-the-art monitoring equipment viewed by a dedicated, trained technician that tracks your pet’s vitals
- Effective pain management that minimizes your pet’s discomfort upon waking from anesthesia
Common Cat & Dog Surgeries We Perform
Our veterinarians are highly skilled at performing a wide range of soft tissue surgeries, both routine and advanced. For more complex orthopedic surgeries, we work with a board-certified veterinary surgeon who visits our hospital to perform these advanced procedures.
Common surgeries our vets and traveling surgeon perform include:
- Spays and neuters
- Eye surgeries (such as cherry eye)
- Bladder surgery
- Tumor removal
- Exploratory procedures
- Foreign body removals
- Abdominal surgeries
- Cranial cruciate ligament repairs
- Patellar luxation repairs
- Fracture repairs
- And more
Tips for a Safe Recovery at Home
After every procedure, we’ll go through detailed recovery instructions with you, suited to your pet and the procedure they received. Yet, there are general tips for a safe recovery at home. These include:
- Using an e-collar or a snug-fitting old t-shirt on your pet to keep them from licking or scratching at their sutures.
- Immediately following surgery, keep your pet in their crate, or a quiet, pet-safe room where they can rest.
- Keeping your pet from any rambunctious activity like running and jumping for about a week to 10 days following surgery. For more complex procedures, this timespan may increase.
- Checking your pet’s incision for signs of discharge, hardening of the skin, or bleeding, and contact us immediately if you notice any of these things.
- If your pet has not eaten or drank anything for 24 hours following surgery, call us immediately.