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Spay and Neuter Surgery; Why Us

We would like to share with you what we think makes us unique and the best choice for your pet.

Inhouse pre-anesthetic bloodwork
Prior to surgery, we perform a thorough exam paying special attention to the heart and lungs, and we perform in-house pre-anesthetic blood work. This comprehensive pre-anesthetic blood work will provide the surgeon 14 parameters that will give him an overview of how well the internal organs are functioning; especially the liver and  kidney, the organs that metabolize the anaesthetics. The results of the blood work will help the veterinarian decide on the best anesthetic protocol for your pet.

Pain management
We set up a treatment plan for perioperative pain that is tailored to your pet, and we are equipped and trained to monitor your pet throughout all stages of the surgery.
An effective pain management is an essential component of your pet’s surgery and recovery. The multimodal pain management targets multiple sites in pain pathways, allowing lower doses of each drug and minimizing the potential for side effects associated with any single drug. The choice of drug we use is based on the anticipated pain level and your pet’s individual needs. We use pre-emptive pain medication (provided before surgery) because it is more effective than pain medication provided once pain has occurred. In addition, your pet will receive pain medication by injection at the end of the surgery that will keep him or her comfortable for the first 24 hours.

Anaesthetics
While under anesthesia, we continuously monitor your pet's vital signs. A technician is dedicated solely to monitor your pet's heart and lung function, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and comfort level, and inform the veterinarian of your pet’s status. This allows the surgery team to identify abnormalities, should they occur, and intervene quickly. A happy, pain-free patient will be relaxed, calm, and have normal heart and respiratory rates, often sleeping quietly after anesthesia.

IV-fluids
We include IV-fluids which helps to keep your pet’s blood pressure stable, his/ her organs functioning to their full potential and it keeps her hydrated throughout the surgery. This means your pet will recover faster and you can take her home sooner after the surgery

Prophylactic Antibiotics
A single pre-operative dose of antibiotic is as effective as a 5-day course of post-operative therapy assuming an uncomplicated procedure. www.bsava.com/companion
Your pet will receive a single dose of antibiotics 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to surgical incision to make sure the prophylactic antibiotics are present at the surgical site when surgery starts. Studies have shown that there is no need to continue beyond 24 hours

Laser therapy for post-op wound healing
Laser therapy reduces pain, relieves inflammation and restores mobility.
After your pet’s spay or neuter we apply laser therapy to the incision site. Laser energy penetrates deeply into tissue and accelerates cellular reproduction and growth. As a result tissue repairs itself faster. As inflammation is reduced, there is a lessening of pain. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery. There are no known negative side effects.