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Surgery

animal surgical procedures

Our hospital includes a state-of-the-art surgical suite and advanced surgical equipment that enable us to perform a wide range of surgical procedures including elective surgery, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. All patients are carefully screened for anesthetic risks, and the anesthetics used are specifically tailored to your pet.  A dedicated surgical technician continuously monitors each patient during anesthesia and elective surgeries such as spays and neuters are performed with the same care and dedication as more complex surgeries.

All surgical patients receive a physical exam prior to anesthetic induction, pre-surgical medications to eliminate any possible stress, and intravenous fluids during their surgical procedures. Pain management protocols are an important part of every surgical procedure. We pride ourselves on our detail and safety-oriented approach to anesthesia and intra-operative surgical support.

During surgery your pet will be continually monitored with the same techniques used in human medicine.  Intravenous fluids are always given during surgery to support blood pressure and support the body through anesthesia and surgery.  You can rest assured that if your pet needs to stay overnight they will receive proactive pain management and around the clock monitoring for immediate detection of any postoperative complications.

Dr. Colby Burns, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery, is on staff for difficult surgeries where a Board Certified Surgeon is requested or recommended.

Voted Best of the Bay Runner Up - 2013