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Surgery

Regardless of whether it’s a routine neutering or a more complex procedure, your pet’s surgery will be our highest priority. Our focus is the best health for your pet through prevention and expanded care as needed.

Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted dogs and cats.

Overview

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour. Spaying females or castrating males eliminates unwanted litters, which contribute to thousands of euthanasia procedures and millions of stray animals. Additionally, these procedures can minimize behavior problems and help your pet live a longer, healthier life by reducing the likelihood of certain cancers and tumors.

When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

In general, we recommend spaying or castrating small dogs and cats between 4-6 months of age. With large breed dogs, we often recommend delaying the surgery until they are 6-12 months of age.

Why should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

There are many benefits that come with spaying your female companion animal. They include helping to control the stray dog and cat population, eliminating the sometimes 'messy' heat cycles that attract male dogs, and preventing diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Additionally, research has shown that spayed pets live longer than pets that have not been spayed.

There are also many benefits that come with castrating your male companion animal. These benefits include helping to control the stray dog and cat population, eliminating undesirable and embarrassing behavior, and preventing diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

How is a spay or neutering surgery performed?

Spaying, also called an "ovariohysterectomy," is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female pet while they are under general anesthesia. Castrating refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed while your male pet is under general anesthesia.

Before the operation, we will assess your pet to minimize risk. While your pet is under anesthesia we take individual care for the safety of each pet. Our certified technicians and doctors are trained in advanced monitoring to ensure your pet's comfort.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or castration. We routinely use a IV catheter and fluids on canine spays and castrations, as well as feline spays.  This is important for maintaining blood pressure and perfusion to the kidneys and other organs as well as allowing immediate IV access in the event of an emergency.  We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged. Our spay and castration patients receive 2 or 3 different injectable pain medications during the procedure and usually go home with oral pain medication. We also perform local anesthetic blocks at the surgical site.  Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for faster recovery.

ACL

If your cat displays uncorrectable destructive behavior in your home or poses a threat to a family member, declawing your cat may be an option.

Overview

Scratching is a part of a cat’s natural instinct. In fact, they do it to mark their territory, not to hurt others. There are a variety of methods you can try to prevent their scratching behavior in a destructive and harmful way. Declawing should only be considered after all other options are explored.

Why declaw your cat?

You should only consider cat declawing if you believe that your cat cannot be trained to refrain from using its claws destructively in your home, or if you feel that they pose a danger to family members. Declawing is a very painful procedure, and should only be done after careful consideration of all your options. If you choose to declaw your cat, it is recommended that they live indoors as their ability to defend themselves will be compromised.

When is the best time to declaw?

Typically, the optimal age to have your cat declawed is in the younger years, when it’s just a kitten, as they tend to recover from surgery with fewer consequences. However, it is important to communicate with your veterinarian and obtain a one-on-one evaluation to discuss the best personal age to declaw your cat to maximize recovery comfort.

How does it work?

Contact us to schedule a preliminary consultation. This consultation will provide you with important information on the procedure and recovery timeline.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a declaw. We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged.

We believe feline onychectomy should be performed only with the medically appropriate use of anesthetics and analgesics and adherence to careful surgical and post-surgical protocols.

Complex Surgeries

    -Growth removals, entropion repair, enucleation, mastectomy, amputation, perineal urethrostomy, FHO, episioplasty, hematoma, mandibulectomy, upper GI endoscopy, etc. 

 

Orthopedic Surgery

    -Dr Seth performs simple medial patellar luxation repair (est $500-700) as well as all  sizes of ACL repair with PRP injection (est $1000-1400)  (lateral suture technique).