Cat and Dog Surgery is Part of a Healthy Life
Whether out of necessity or as a preventative measure, there are times when cat or dog surgery is a must for your pet. With surgery, we can repair injuries, correct congenital issues, and do more to improve your pet’s quality of life in the long run. Our veterinarians and staff in Centennial are proud to offer life-enhancing surgical services in a state-of-the-art facility.
Surgical Services Provided
Our veterinarians can provide a variety of soft tissue surgeries including:
- Spay and neuter
- Wound repair
- Tumor removals
- Foreign body removals
If your pet requires orthopedic surgery, we will refer them to an orthopedic specialist.
Our Surgery Safety Timeline
Every surgery includes strict protocols for keeping pets comfortable and healthy at every stage of the procedure. To make surgery as safe as possible for our patients, we carefully follow these steps:
- We perform a full physical exam and blood work beforehand to evaluate your pet for any health risks. To ensure that anesthesia will be safe, we need to make sure that your pet is in good condition.
- Pre-surgical pain relief is provided and an IV catheter placed to deliver fluids and other medications while your pet is under anesthesia.
- During surgery, your pet is monitored by a dedicated veterinary technician. Vitals monitored include ECG, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation levels, respiratory rate, and pulse oximetry. With our monitoring equipment we can quickly pinpoint and resolve any issues that may arise.
- After surgery, your pet is monitored and kept warm in our recovery area. We want to make sure that your pet awakens safely and comfortably from the anesthetic.
- When your pet is awake and able to stand and walk on their own, they can be safely discharged.
In addition to traditional pet surgery, our doctors can also perform cryosurgery, a noninvasive technique for removing skin growths such as warts, skin tags, and benign tumors. Since these are surface issues, we do not need to anesthetize our patients and perform an invasive procedure to treat them. Instead, we use nitrous oxide to freeze these skin growths. Multiple treatments are usually required to fully remove the affected tissue, but these treatments are completely painless.
Should Your Pet Have Surgery?
Contact us to speak with a team member about our pet surgery services. If you have concerns about safety or other aspects of the procedure, feel free to let us know. You can also schedule a consultation with your veterinarian to go over every step of the process. We look forward to answering your questions!