Surgery and Anesthesia
Even with the best lab equipment and consulting available, it is sometimes necessary to perform surgical procedures to solve your pet's problems. We take surgery and anesthesia very seriously - there is no such thing as a "routine surgery." During your pet's procedure we follow the same precautionary standards for sterility and post-operative care as in human hospitals.
To help minimize the risk inherent in any procedure, we use only the most current and safest anesthetic methods, and make sure that we tailor every detail to your pet's specific needs. Not only does this include using the safest type of anesthetic, but also using the best monitoring equipment throughout your pet's entire procedure. We continuously monitor your pet's blood-oxygen levels, heart-rate, respiration, and body temperature, to make certain that everything is going as intended.
Below: One of our veterinarians demonstrates implements and techniques used during surgery. Photos by Murray Whitehill.