Our veterinarians are are highly-skilled and compassionate doctors who routinely perform complex surgeries to help improve the quality of life for your pet. From minimally invasive procedures, to orthopedic fracture/ligament repairs and more intensive procedures like cancer, our surgeons work closely with pet owners to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
Upon pre-surgical consultation, we will discuss both surgical and non-surgical options for you and your pet. We are sensitive to the financial requirements of veterinary care and work hard to offer our expert services at a reasonable price.
Examples of surgical procedures provided at Healing Paws:
- Elective spay and neuter
- Emergency surgical care
- Gastroenterologic procedures
- Urinary procedures
- Routine and extensive dental procedures
- Cancer-related surgery and reconstruction
- Wound care
Surgery day can be a stressful day for pets and pet owners alike. We share your concerns for the health, safety and comfort of your pet. That’s why our top priorities are safe, predictable anesthesia and comfortable recovery from surgery. To help ensure the safest surgical experience for your pet, pre-surgical bloodwork is highly recommended on all routine surgeries, required for pets over six years of age, and required for any invasive procedures. This helps us to determine that your pet is free of infection, has a high enough platelet count to help clot their blood appropriately at their incision sites, and to ensure that important organs that help clear anesthesia medications from their system, such as the liver and kidneys, are healthy enough for your pet to undergo anesthesia. Any abnormalities in these values will be discussed with the owner prior to anesthesia and alternatives to surgical procedures may be discussed if in the best interest of your pet.
To optimize anesthetic safety, we use:
- Well-trained and proficient technical personnel
- A variety of sensitive cardiopulmonary monitoring devices
- Continuous electrocardiography
- Oxygen saturation monitoring
- CO2 and respiratory monitoring
- Continuous temperature and blood pressure monitoring
- Warming devices to help maintain safe body temperature
To minimize post-operative pain, we use:
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible
- Local and regional anesthetic blocks
- Intravenous and intramuscular narcotic pain relievers
- Oral pain relievers to be given at home