Parrett Veterinary Clinic offers an extensive pet surgical program to meet the needs of every patient. Our veterinary laboratory and advanced diagnostics are instantly accessible, offering the extraordinary accuracy necessary for surgery and immediate response in critical cases. From routine spay and neuter surgery to more complex procedures, our combination of technology and experience allows us to offer the ultimate in surgical care for pets.
The Process of Veterinary Surgery
Your pet's safety and well-being are our primary concern throughout the surgical process. Prior to surgery, your pet is thoroughly examined by our veterinarian and and recommended blood work is performed. This helps us determine the best course of treatment for your pet's procedure and maximizes safety.
During surgery, a technician constantly monitors your pet's heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. After surgery, the patient is monitored until alert and recovered from the anesthesia.
A pain management plan is designed specifically for each patient and implemented at the onset of the surgical process. Afterwards, your pet will be sent home with the appropriate medications and instructions to heal in comfort.
CO2 Laser Surgery
We offer our surgical patients the advantages of the CO2 laser. This advanced surgical technology has several benefits, including:
- Less bleeding — The laser seals small blood vessels as it cuts, resulting in far less bleeding than with a conventional scalpel.
- Less pain — The laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, resulting in less edema and pain.
- Reduced risk of infection — The laser efficiently kills bacteria, producing a more sterile surgical environment.
- Quicker recovery time — Less infection, bleeding, pain, and swelling allow the patient to recover more quickly and comfortably.
Why Spay or Neuter?
When you spay or neuter, the benefits to pets, their owners, and the community are numerous, including:
- Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and other testicular diseases.
- Urine marking is greatly reduced or eliminated if the animal is neutered before sexual maturity.
- Spaying before the first heat cycle provides significant protection against mammary cancer.
- Spaying eliminates uterine infections and uterine and ovarian cancers.
- Neutering stops production of hormones that fuel the urge to wander and fight with other animals.
In addition, millions of homeless dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country every year. Spaying or neutering your pet prevents unwanted litters and helps reduce the homeless pet population.
Prepare for Surgery
An appointment is needed for surgery. Once your pet is scheduled for surgery, you may download these instructions for review at home prior to the procedure.
To learn more, enjoy this selection of articles about spay and neuter surgery from WebMD Pets.