Spay & Neuter Surgery
Part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring that your animal receives a spay or neuter procedure to help prevent sudden litters of puppies or kittens. As cute as they are, there are far too many cats and dogs out there without a loving home. Not only does spaying and neutering help your community and the general population of pets, it’s also good for your pet’s long-term health.
We Examine Our Pets
All spay & neuter patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Our veterinarians examine every pet before any procedure. At this time, the surgery is explained and we will discuss the risks and costs involved. Depending on our conversation with you, we may or may not recommend certain pre-anesthetic tests. Ultimately, it is your decision to what extent you might want to investigate hidden potential problems before doing any procedure involving anesthesia. We explain the pros and cons of any decision and help you make the right choice for your situation.
We use only the safest available anesthesia to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Our licensed veterinary technicians are with your pet all the way. While under anesthesia, your pet is kept warm with a heated water blanket and is constantly monitored.
Post-operative care includes appropriate pain management and lots of TLC. When your pet needs surgery, our veterinarians make sure that they’re comfortable with medication administered before, during, and after the procedure. Pain relief during any surgical procedure has a profound impact on how pets feel during recovery. It also significantly affects their attitude and activity once they return home. After your pet goes home, we will call you to check on his or her progress and to make sure everything is going well. If there are problems or questions — no matter how small — you can be sure that everyone here takes those extra steps necessary to make sure that your pet does well.