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Surgical Services 

Our surgical suite is equipped with two surgical tables which are heated and can be manipulated to provide optimal comfort throughout surgery.  The surgical suite also contains anesthetic monitoring equipment (pulse oximeter, ECG, capnograph, ventilator, and blood pressure monitoring), fluid warming devices, and an array of surgical equipment and suture material.

All of our surgical equipment is sterilized with the use of autoclave or gas sterilizer.

Elective Surgery

Canine and feline castration (neuter)-including cryptorchid surgery
Canine and feline ovariohysterectomy (spay)
Canine dewclaw removal
Feline onychectomy (declaw)- front 2 feet or all 4 feet
Neonatal dewclaw removal
Neonatal tail docking

Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
Mass/tumor removal (benign and malignant)
Aural (ear) hematoma repair
Gastrointestinal foreign body removal
Gastrointestinal biopsy
Liver biopsy
Bone biopsy
Limb or digit amputation
Fracture repair
Cranial cruciate ligament repair
Luxating patella repair
Mature tail amputation
Anal sac removal
Entropian repair
Enucleation (eye removal)
Exploratory surgery

Dental Cleaning and Oral Surgery
Canine, feline, and ferret dental prophylaxis: Includes ultrasonic tooth scaling (cleaning), polishing, and tooth sealant.
Tooth extraction
Oral mass biopsy and/or removal
Hyperplastic gingiva removal
Small mammal tooth trimming (rabbit and guinea pig)

Surgical (CO2) Laser
This device uses laser light to cauterize and cut tissue in a manner that decreases hemorrhage, swelling, and pain compared to a surgery that is done with a traditional scalpel blade.  The surgical laser can be used for a variety of (mainly elective) surgeries, namely feline declaw procedures.  Please speak to your veterinarian for more information about this alternative mode of surgery.

The LigaSure is a specialized piece of equipment used to seal blood vessels during surgical procedures.  The LigaSure is most commonly used for ovariohysterectomies and splenectomies.  The use of this tool can help reduce surgical time and ensure proper hemostasis.

Therapeutic Laser
This “cold” laser therapy uses laser light to reduce inflammation and pain caused by a variety of ailments.  Laser therapy is most often employed to reduce pain associated with arthritis, back/neck injuries, soft tissue sprains/strains, and chronic wounds.  The use of laser therapy may eliminate the need for surgical treatment, can reduce or eliminate the need for oral anti-inflammatory medications, and can speed healing and recovery times.  Please speak with your veterinarian or veterinary technician to learn more about laser therapy.