Surgery & Medical Services
Highly Skilled Veterinary Surgery Professionals
It is our goal to offer you and your pets the very best medical care. In order to do this, we work hard to provide the highest quality surgical procedures. Our surgical team is dedicated to the care of their patients. It is our goal to make sure we are keeping up with the latest surgical developments so we can offer them to your pets. Our doctors have had advanced anesthesia training and are dedicated to finding the best way to care for your pets. With less anesthesia and surgical time, your pet will heal faster so they are able to return to their normal routine more quickly. Keeping up to date with the latest advances is important because it leads to less stress for your pets.
At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital we also offer a vast range of orthopedic procedures including FHOs (femoral head osteotomy), patellar surgeries (patellar luxation), cranial cruciate ligament repair (lateral suture/tight-rope techniques), TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy), fracture repairs and limb amputations if needed.
Our team is trained in handling the needs of any elective or emergency surgical procedures. Our veterinary surgeons are proficient in a wide range of procedures from spays/neuters to orthopedic procedures.
Our surgeons work closely with specialists in critical care, internal medicine, radiology and oncology to discuss complex cases and provide the most comprehensive care for your pet. At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital, our highly trained team of anaesthesia technicians, with our surgeons, will tailor an anaesthesia and pain management regime unique to the needs of your pet.
SURGERY & MEDICAL SERVICES PROCESS
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Come into our clinic with your pet. We will assess your pet the morning of the procedure to ensure they are healthy to undergo anesthesia and complete pre-anesthetic blood work if required.
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One of our professionals will place an intravenous catheter for safety and to allow IV fluids during the procedure. Your pet will be sedated and then placed under general anesthetic. While under anesthetic your pet’s vitals will be monitored.
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A veterinarian will complete the surgical procedure on your pet. When the procedure is over, we will wake up your pet and continue to monitor them for some time to ensure safety.
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We also know and understand how stressful surgery can be for you. Our staff is filled with animal lovers who treat each pet like their own. We also do our best to make sure you, as an owner, understand the procedures your pets are going through. Our wonderful staff will make sure that you know the whole process and will answer any questions that you may have. We will also keep you informed about how your pets are doing throughout their entire stay. If you have any questions about your pet’s procedures, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
General anesthesia given as a gas or intravenously is the safest and most common method of administering anesthetics in pets. While gas is the most common method of inducing general anesthesia in the past, intravenous injection is also used with similar results, allowing your pet to fall asleep and awaken smoothly. Modern anesthetic monitors also reduce the risk involved with surgery, making surgical procedures on pets safer than ever before.
Your pet’s ECG (heart electrical activity), heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygenation levels will be closely monitored during surgery. Your pet’s body temperature will be maintained during and after surgery through the use of warm blankets or heating pads.
Animals experience pain just as people do, so although your pet may not show obvious symptoms of discomfort, a surgical procedure will involve pain. We require that any pet undergoing a painful procedure be given pain medication. Type and amount of pain medication will be dependent on how serious or invasive the procedure is.