Surgery

There is a sterile surgical suite within the clinic, designed to provide routine surgical procedures for your pets. The procedures we provide include:

Dr. Fuller performing surgery on a patient in our surgical suite.  Our technician Kelly monitors patients while they are under anesthetic.

Dr. Fuller performing surgery on a patient in our surgical suite.  Our technician Kelly monitors patients while they are under anesthetic.

  • sterilization (spaying and neutering)
    • dogs, cats, and rabbits
    • Tattooing, microchips
  • lump removals
  • laceration repairs
  • dental procedures
  • abdominal surgeries
  • hernia repairs
  • dewclaw removals
  • Femoral head ostectomy (FHO)
  • C-sections

Most surgeries are day surgeries. That is, your pet (s) would come to the clinic when we first open in the morning, and then go home at the end of the day. In-house blood-work and a full physical examination are performed prior to your pet being placed under general anesthetic.

Prior to, during and after surgery, your pet will be placed on intravenous fluids and monitored with a specific anesthetic device used to measure blood pressure, oxygen concentration in the blood, the rate and rhythm of the heart, and core body temperature.

Dr. Fuller employs a Registered Animal Health Technologist who will assist with all of her surgeries. She will provide your pet with the care it needs before, during and after surgery. Your pet will be recovered under supervision, and you will be called with an update as soon as they have woken from anesthetic.

Please remember that you can always call at any time while your pet is in surgery if you would like an update from a staff member!