Altos Veterinary Clinic knows there are times when a surgical solution is required to treat a health problem. Our experienced staff veterinarians perform almost any surgical procedure your pet might need, including:
- Spay and neuter
- Laceration and wound repair
- Mass removal
- Soft tissue procedures
Orthopedic surgical procedures include:
- Patellar luxation
- Cruciate ligament repair (extracapsular repair) or TPLO
- FHO (femoral head osteotomy) for hip dysplasia
We always take the time to discuss the benefits and potential risks of any operation before you make a decision. In many cases, there may be multiple options to a surgical approach, so we make sure you have all the information you need so you can do what is best for you and your pet.
Outstanding Pet Care Before, During, & After Surgery
Every pet scheduled for surgery will have a physical examination on the day of the procedure, including pre-anesthetic blood tests, to make sure he or she is healthy enough for the procedure. Because every animal is different, we have numerous options for anesthesia, tailored to your pet’s individual needs.
We place an IV catheter so that fluids and medications can be given during the procedure, and we will give an injection to calm any anxiety your pet might feel. During every surgery, your pet will have a dedicated technician and a veterinarian by his or her side. While under anesthesia, we keep your pet warm and, using the most current technology, continually monitor the following:
- Heart rate with an EKG
- Pulse oxygen level
- Blood pressure
- Respiration rate
Pain relief protocols are individually tailored to help your pet remain as comfortable as possible. Following surgery, your pet will recover in the treatment area, and when able to stand alone, he or she may then be taken home. After sending your pet home, we call the next day to follow up on his or her progress and to make sure everything is going well. We will call again to touch base with you a few days later. You can be sure that everyone at Altos takes the extra steps necessary to make sure your pet is recovering well.