how is our anesthesia & surgery different? 

We practice state of the art anesthesia and analgesia to minimize your pet's risks and enhance recovery from surgery, using advanced monitoring equipment and supplies.

When a patient is undergoing  surgery---gas anesthetic and oxygen are supplied through a gas mixing device known as a precision vaporizer and is delivered to the patients lungs via an endotracheal tube.

  • Precise concentration  of Oxygen (O2)- the fuel of metabolism- is monitored by a pulse oximeter illustrated to the right.

  • A capnograph (EtCO2) is a device  that verifies that the endotracheal tube is open and is properly placed in the airways to inflate the lungs assuring the surgical patient is breathing efficiently.

  • Enhanced  safety using opiates such as fentanyl,  administered via continuous rate infusions (CRI)

  • Patient's temperature tends to decrease in surgery, which in turn requires less anesthetics putting the patient to sleep deeper. Your pet's temperature is maintained using a water recirculating blanket until it returns to normal.  

  • Circulation of blood depends on proper blood pressure, which anesthetics  can depress, especially in older pets who are sick. We monitor BP carefully in anesthetizing critically ill and geriatric pets.

  • IV fluids are essential  for safe surgery to maintain blood pressure.

  • We practice aggressive pain control known as pre-emptive analgesia. This means that strong pain relievers are administered before the patient ever feels pain to reduce wind-up phenomena. We find that if we wait for pain to be evident, it takes more drugs and much longer to achieve comfort, while  pain and stress inhibit healing. 

 

 

 

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Spay Estimate

Maximum Safety & Comfort

Full Service Dog Spay

(dogs under a year of age 5-10lbs)***

Prevents pyometra and breast cancer

Pre-Op. Physical Examination Required!

 

January -March

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Intravenous Catheter.....................           $60.50

Intravenous Fluids....................                 $60.50        

Anesthesia Monitoring...........................   $0

Hospitalization overnight......................... $0

Ketamine/valium injection....................... $0

Isoflurane (gas) ............................ .            $0  

Heating blanket  ............................            $0

Pulse Oximeter...........................                $0

End Tidal CO2............................                  $0

Individual absorbable sutures..................$0

Individual surgical pack ........................     $0

Surgery Suite Prep.........................              $0

Ovariohysterectomy (surgery).................. $225

IV pump .............................                            $0

Recovery.............................                             $0

Morphine Pain injection..........................     $40

Lidocaine belly block .............................        $0

                                              

Regular fee:                         $386.00 

 

***Older and larger dog Surcharges apply

Pre-anesthetic blood work not included in above . Labwork is highly recommended

 (but not required) for risk assessment and safety

Cat Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)

same as for dogs <10lbs

Regular fee: $360

FeLV/ FIV negative only

Pre-anesthetic blood-work not included in above.

Lab-work--highly recommended 

 (but not required) for risk assessment and safety      

                        

Dogs 

Puppies start vaccines at 6 weeks of age and boosters every 3-4wks til 16 weeks of age.

 

DHP-Parvo.......................................................  $19.75
Corona (puppies only) ..................................  $17.60
Bordetella........................................................  $19.75
Rabies (adjuvanted 1/3yrs) .............................$17.50

DHP-Parvo 3yr boolster....................................$22.75

 

Cats 

Kittens start vaccines at 6weeks of age and boosters every 3-4wks til 12weeks of age.

FVRCPC...............................................................$19.80

FelV..................................................................... $23.65

Rabies no adjuvants........................................$24.50

 

 

 

Vaccines

 

Kitty castration estimate

Surgical pack..........................................................$0  Gas anesthesia.............................. ......................$0

Castration surgery  ........................................$75.00

Morphine pain reliever. ..............................  $38.00

Cat must have had a comprehensive examination within six months of surgery

January-March Special: Discount $15

 

 

Pet must be healthy and owner must have no behavioral or medical questions. Please download , fill out and sign the questionnaire attesting to your pets' health below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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