img_9717We know that bringing your pet in to have surgery can be a difficult experience. We hope to relieve some of that stress and anxiety by giving you a step by step of how the surgery will go;

  • First, we will have you drop off your pet between 7 and 8:30am on the morning of their scheduled surgery. Once they arrive a technician will draw a few drops of blood to run pre-surgical blood work. This is to make sure that your pet’s liver and kidney values are normal and can handle the anesthesia. They will also check all of your pet’s vital signs (weight, temperature, heart rate, pulse, and overall appearance).
  • Second, a technician places an IV catheter in your pet’s leg. This is how they will administer anesthesia and the catheter will also act as an emergency injection port. Your pet is also given fluids through this catheter while he/she is under anesthesia.
  • Then, a technician will insert an endotracheal tube to maintain an open airway for your pet. This will allow flow of oxygen as well as anesthesia.
  • Your pet is monitored by a veterinary technician at all times, along with an EKG, and a pulsometer. They are on a heated surgery table during their procedure.
  • After your pet’s surgery is finished, they will have their endotracheal tube removed and will be monitored by a technician as they wake up in recovery.
  • We will then call you with an update and give you a discharge time to pick up your pet and go over all of the after care instructions and any medications.