Surgery is an important service offered at our hospital. Dr. Closs and Dr. Oberle are competent and experienced surgeons who stay current on the latest innovations of veterinary medicine. Our doctors do hundreds of procedures a year.
Our patients are closely monitored before, during, and after surgery. We keep record of the patients:
- Doppler Heart Monitoring
- Respiratory Rate
- Mucus Membranes Color
- Fluid Intake (if applicable)
We recommend running a pre-anesthetic blood work panel to screen for underlying problems, by checking the glucose, liver, kidneys, and any possible anesthetic risks. In addition to the blood work, IV fluids are highly recommended. They drip during surgery to help keep the patient hydrated, maintain blood pressure, and helps with the speed of recovery from the anesthesia.
We schedule surgeries Monday through Friday. General surgery instructions as follows:
- No food past 10:00pm the night before
- No food the morning of surgery
- Water is okay throughout the night
- Drop their animals off between 7:00am-9:00am
- Our patients are operated on between 12:00pm-3:00pm and we call once the surgery is complete and the animal is waking up
- Pickup time, for most regular surgeries, are between 5:00pm-7:00pm. (Declaws and major surgeries stay over night and pickup is after 10:00am the very next day.)
We do spays and neuters at cost to help address the pet overpopulation problem. Spays and neuters also reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer and can help with some behavior issues.
We do numerous general surgery procedures including laceration repairs, growth removals, foreign body removals, orthopedics, etc.