Surgery Protocol

Before any surgical procedure(s) we highly recommend running bloodwork and an ECG to check your pet’s heart. The reason for this is to make sure that there are no underlying problems that could be dangerous to your pet if put under anesthesia. We do have some requirements for any dog or cat that will be undergoing a surgical procedure. They must be up-to-date on their Rabies, Distemper/Parvo/Lepto, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccines. Most of our surgery procedures are done with a laser. During surgery your pet will have an IV catheter and receive fluids throughout the procedure.

After surgery there will be certain things to watch for, restrictions your pet should have, and other post-surgery care. We will let you know when you pick up your pet about the special care instructions that your pet may require. If you happen to forget the post-surgical care instructions when you get home, please refer to our post-surgery care link. This link will provide information about after surgery care for most routine procedures. If your pet has had a cruciate surgery or thyroidectomy surgery, please refer to this link for more information.

Surgery Procedures

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Declaw
  •  Dental Cleanings, X-rays, and Surgery.
  • Mass Removal & Biopsies
  • Nares & Soft Palates
  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Puppy Tail Docks & Dewclaw Removal
  • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levling Osteotomy)
  • Ear Hematoma Repair
  • Laceration Repair/Wound Treatment
  • FHO
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Eye Enuculation
  • Grid Keratotomy
  • Lateral Ear Resection
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Prescrotal Urethrostomy

Why Spay Or Neuter Your Pet(s)?

We have an obligation as pet owners to provide the best care possible for our pets. Spaying or neutering your pet falls into this realm. Most pets can be altered at four to six months of age. Pets normally have a very easy surgery and recovery time when younger. Pets will be less likely to have other illnesses or excessive body fat when altered at a young age.

Advantages for females: no heat cycles, eliminate or at least significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer (very common in unspayed females), no pyometra (life-threatening uterine infections), no cystic ovaries, no false pregnancies and the hormone roller coaster associated with one, no emergency expensive c-sections.

Advantages for males: no benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement), lessened marking behavior (spraying or other urinary marking), decreased aggression and fighting, decreased wanderlust.

Animal shelters across the country are continually faced with having to euthanize animals due to overpopulation. You can help decrease this burden by having your pet spayed or neutered.