Surgery

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Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures including orthopedic surgery, spaying and neutering in Winder, and more.

Our facility offers the following surgical services for companion animals:

  • Routine spay and neuter
  • Dentistry
  • Tumor removal
  • Abdominal and soft tissue procedures
  • Orthopedic surgery

In the best interests of our pet, we require a physical examination appointment with one of our doctors prior to scheduling procedures. Before the procedure is scheduled, our staff will explain the process including:

  • Pre-surgical testing is required. Baseline laboratory testing is beneficial so that there are no surprises on surgery day. Knowing that your pet has normal blood test results can help prevent anesthetic complications or surgical complications such as excessive bleeding, which can occur when patients have low platelet counts or abnormal clotting. When there is liver or kidney disease, this may affect the choices of anesthetic drugs recommended by your veterinarian, to prevent anesthetic complications and promote a smooth anesthetic recovery.
  • Food and water intake restrictions prior to surgery – a period of fasting may be necessary prior to your pet’s procedure. Our staff will let you know what is advised.
  • What procedures are to be done on the day of surgery – from initial intake to sedation and general anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, the procedure and recovery, the staff will walk you through what will happen with your pet once you leave the hospital.
  • Discharge and aftercare for your pet – some patients may be able to go home the same day as their procedure, whereas others may need an overnight stay or referral to a 24-hour care facility. The veterinary team will advise you as to what is best for your pet, and also discuss aftercare for your companion and any rechecks needed.

Anesthesia

We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high risk patients. Age appropriate bloodwork is performed on every patient prior to anesthesia. Using the most modern equipment and certified technicians, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. Every patient is continually monitored during initial post-op recovery every 15 minutes and every hour thereafter throughout the patient’s entire hospital stay.

Electrocardiography Services

We provide ECG monitoring during surgery as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.

 

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Planning ahead for the needs of our patients and clients allows us to be more efficient, therefore, appointments are preferred. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority followed by patients with previously requested appointments.

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