Surgery


Our doctors are highly qualified to perform all aspects of surgery from a routine spay or neuter to repairing a torn ACL. Each pet is treated with compassionate care before and after the surgery. All pets are administered pre- and post- anesthetic pain medication and sent home with detailed discharge instructions, tailored individually to each pet's situation.

We recommend presurgical blood work on any pet being anesthetized. This can be run in-house, the morning of surgery.

Our blood work is a full panel that includes:

  • CBC
  • Albumin (ALB)
  • Alkaline Phospatase (ALKP)
  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
  • Creatinine (CREAT)
  • Glucose (GLU)
  • Total Protein (TP)
  • Electrolytes
  • Clot Time

Before the procedure the doctor will do a pre-anesthetic exam. This is typically run in-house, the morning of surgery. Along with the blood work, the exam ensures that your pet is at their optimal health for the procedure. If they find anything that does not coincide with a routine finding they will contact the owner to inform them and make a decision together on what is best for the pet.

Once the pet has been cleared for surgery, anesthetic drugs will be calculated based on the pet's current weight. Some anesthetic drugs are given in the muscle, but most are given intravenously. Almost all pets will have an IV catheter placed for surgery. This is most often put in a front leg, but a pet's back leg or neck can be used. The IV catheter will always be removed before your pet goes home.


Here is a list of the surgeries we offer:

  • Spay (also known as ovariohysterectomy)
  • Neuter (routine or cryptorchid)
  • Pyometra
  • Soft Tissue Surgery (such as growth removals and laceration repairs)
  • Abdominal surgeries (such as exploratories, bowel resection, and organ biopsies)
  • C-Section
  • Bone/Fracture Repair
  • ACL Repair (we offer several options including TPLO)
  • FHO (femoral head ostectomy)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Bladder Stone Removal

**Dr. May is neutering a rabbit, a fairly routine procedure but all surgeries on rabbits are considered medium - high risk.

**Our surgery suite has heat support, adjustable isoflurane gas, a breathing machine, as well as a monitor that keeps track of EKG, SPO2, blood pressure, temperature, and CO2.

**Lucky is having a growth treated with our cryotherapy unit. It can be used to remove wart-like growths without anesthesia.