Surgery & Anesthesia
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored closely during all anesthetic procedures.
We are well equipped to perform all routine surgeries for your pet. We also perform a wide range of non-routine type surgeries and if needed can provide a referral to an appropriate specialist. Some surgeries that we offer for dogs and cats include:
- Orthopedic Surgery (i.e. fracture repair, ACL/cruciate repair)
- Lump/mass Removals
- General Soft Tissue Surgeries
Most dogs and cats eventually need a professional dental cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler such as your dentist might use. We also perform hand scaling of the teeth under the gum line where tartar often accumulates, then polish the teeth to reduce the recurrence of tartar buildup. We also apply fluoride to your pet's teeth during the dental. Dental procedures are performed using the same inhalation anesthetic and careful monitoring techniques that we use for our surgical patients. Many pets need to have their teeth cleaned on an annual basis to help ensure optimal oral health.
Additional dental and oral procedures offered include:
- Tooth Extractions
- Full oral examination
- Radiographs or x-rays
- Oral Surgery (i.e. mass removals, fistula repair, etc.)
- Home Dental Care Counseling (i.e. brushing, treat selection, drinking water additives)
Home Dental Care Counseling
We will advise you based on physical examination and history what the best options are for protecting and ensuring your pet's continued oral health and hygiene. We can present many "hands-on" and "hands-off" strategies that will help you with your pet's teeth.