Surgical Services

Our experienced veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to specialists (board-certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations when advanced equipment or training will be beneficial.Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. We perform a physical exam and preanesthetic testing before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery, and provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.

Anesthesia and Monitoring

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Our monitoring process starts prior to premedication. We will begin by obtaining a complete history of the patient, followed by a thorough physical examination, which may warrant for blood analysis and indicated diagnostics. We highly recommend blood work for every adult and geriatric patient as it may uncover some deficits in homeostasis. These abnormalities may be recognized as dehydration, anemia, or possibly an organ dysfunction. These values should be stabilized prior to any anesthetic procedure.

If the patient is deemed fit for anesthesia, a carefully chosen premeditation will be given by the veterinarian based on clinical findings and previous history. These patients are then closely monitored by our technicians until they are ready for their procedure. When patients are surgically ready, our technicians and doctors will carefully intubate each animal for protection against aspiration.

During the procedure, our technicians will be present at all times for continuous evaluation of the patient. Throughout anesthesia, technicians will constantly assess circulation, ventilation, oxygenation, and depth of anesthesia. Appropriate medications may be given during the procedure to reduce stress and control post-op pain.  After the procedure is done, the anesthetized patient is then again monitored and extubated when stabilized. These patients are still monitored very closely as they recover. ​

Post-op monitoring continues at home. Postoperative pain control medications may be sent home if recommend by the veterinarian. Please be sure to give this medication as directed. We ask that if you see any signs of swelling, infection, distress, or if you have any general questions, to contact the veterinary office so we can assist you. 

Orthopedic Surgery

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Due to the complexity and extensive time it takes to perform this type of surgery, Dr. Innis has limited availability to perform orthopedic surgeries during his scheduled time. At this time we can only accommodate 1-2 orthopedic surgeries daily. The most common procedures include treatment of a cruciate ligament tear, patella luxation, bone fractures with bone plating and screws, and also femoral head ostectomy. 

To ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we will occasionally refer them to specialists (such as Blue Pearl and MSU) when advanced equipment or training will be beneficial. We treat our patients as if they were our own and want to ensure your pet receives the highest-quality care available. 

Soft Tissue

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The most common soft tissue surgeries at our facility are spaying and neutering. Some medical benefits to spaying and neutering your dog or cat:

  • Decreasing the risk of testicular cancer and some prostate problems for males
  • Decreasing the risk of uterine infections and breast tumors for females
  • Most mammary masses are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats if not spayed

Behavior-wise a neutered male is less likely to act aggressive and less likely to wander off for a mate. ​Your female companion will live a longer, healthier life and you won’t have the behavioral differences caused by the hormones involved with going into heat. 

In addition to spaying and neutering, other common soft tissues surgeries include but are not limited to: laceration and wound repair, gastropexy, abscess treatment, cystotomy, ear hematomas,  intestinal foreign body removal, tumor removals, C-sections and amputations.