• Surgery

    In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, our hospital features state of the art surgical, anesthetic monitoring and treatment options for your pets.  We are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries such as orthopedics, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

    Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. We focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet.

    All of our patients undergo pre-operative blood testing to ensure healthy anesthetic medications and doses are used. In addition, all patients have pain medication prepared prior to induction of anesthesia or any surgical procedure. Intravenous catheters are also utilized to provide fluid support during surgery, as well as an emergency injection port should it ever be needed. Your pet will be closely monitored by a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) during the entire procedure as well as during his/her recovery. Similar to human medicine, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, temperature, and oxygenation are recorded through advanced monitoring systems to ensure your companion remains stable and safe.

    Like humans in pain, pets in pain experience more much than physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and aggravate diseases like arthritis. Furthermore pain can cause behavioral issues, such as aggression, anxiety, and depression, as well as interfere with the bond between you and your pet. To minimize your pet's discomfort, we usually recommend a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs, and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to each pet and depends on a number of factors that are determined by the pre-surgery exam and the intended procedure.

    Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Here at WesternU Pet Health Center, we fully understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. Let us address your concerns, when your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. To that end, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet's specific surgery. In fact, a pre-surgical consultation is an essential part of the process. It is our priority to provide you with information on postoperative care to ensure a rapid return to your pet's happy, healthy self.