Surgery

  • When do you perform surgeries?

    Each of our nine doctors has a preset surgery day during the week. Surgery drop offs are scheduled the morning of surgery between 7:15 am – 7:45 am. Emergency surgeries…

  • When will my pet come home after surgery?

    Most of our surgeries are done on an outpatient basis. You will usually drop your pet off in the morning for surgery and then return to pick him or her…

  • What do I need to do prior to my pet’s surgery?

    We will ask you to withhold your pet’s food after midnight the night before surgery. It is also suggested that you provide clean bedding which is better for the incision.…

  • What is pre-anesthetic testing?

    Establishing that your pet is 100% healthy prior to being anesthetized is our goal. Bloodwork, checking vitals organs and ECG/Echocardiogram checking cardiac function is what we prefer to do.

  • What is the process for having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately six months of age. Your pet will be given an exam prior to surgery to help determine if they are healthy enough…

  • How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?

    Procedures involving sutures routinely require them to be removed about 7 – 10 days following surgery. Some of our patients will have internal or buried sutures which do not need…

  • Can I give my pet a bath after surgery?

    If you pet has either removable or buried sutures, you should wait until the sutures are removed before you bathe your pet or allow swimming of any kind.

  • Is my pet in pain?

    Your pet may attempt to mask the signs of pain as a survival instinct. However your doctor will work with you to prescribe the appropriate medication to help your pet…