Surgical Services

Though our team has performed hundreds of surgeries, we treat each one with the utmost attention and care. Dropping your pet off on the day of their surgery can be nerve wracking. Before the procedure, we do our best to answer any questions and provide you with the information to ease your concerns. 

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How can you ease my concerns about my pet’s surgery?

Our practice has 40 years of veterinary experience, which means we’ve successfully performed countless surgeries. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands and we’ll do everything we can to ensure your pet has a safe procedure. We will maintain an open line of communication before, during, and after your pet’s surgery to share any information or updates you need to know. Our top priority is making the entire process go smoothly for you and your furry family member. You can always contact us at 403-938-4171, with any questions or concerns. 

Is anesthesia safe for pets?

Though there are risks involved with administering anesthesia, we do our best to take all the necessary precautions to keep them as low as possible. Before your pet’s surgery, we’ll develop an anesthetic plan, specific to your pet’s needs. Each plan includes a premedication to help your pet relax before the procedure, as well as guidelines on how to smoothly administer anesthesia. Our veterinary team monitors each pet while they are under anesthesia, checking their vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature.

How else do you keep my pet safe during surgery? 

Before their procedure, we perform pre-surgery bloodwork to ensure all your pet’s organs and systems are working well. It also helps us determine their immune system responsiveness and how well their blood is clotting. Besides our expert veterinary team, our surgical suite includes a range of machines that help us maintain your pet’s safety. For example, an EKG monitor tracks their heart rate and rhythm, SPO2 monitors measure the amount of oxygen in the blood, Doppler or Oscillometric devices track their blood pressure, thermometers monitor their temperature, and Capnograms measure their carbon dioxide levels.

Do you offer surgical services that are less invasive?

We are proud to offer laser surgery for our patients. Laser procedures allow us to reduce the bleeding and swelling of surgery, making it both safer and less invasive. Laser procedures also reduce pain and recovery time, helping your pet get back to their normal self more quickly.

If you have any questions or concerns about how laser therapy can benefit your pet, please contact us today.

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