Your Pet's Surgery at Veterinary Medical Center

Surgery for Everett PetsYour Pet's Surgery

The veterinarians and staff at Veterinary Medical Center understand the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Your veterinarian or veterinary staff member will provide you information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye Surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Skin surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Cranial cruciate repair, bone plating and patella luxations (performed by Dr. Mueller)

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern. To do so requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during each surgery we perform.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is recommended. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

Post-Operative Pet CareWe utilize state-of-the-art monitoring technology. During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained, experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Prior to undergoing anesthesia, your pet receives a thorough exam by the veterinary surgeon. An IV catheter is placed to give fluids and administer medications. Your pet's body temperature, blood pressure, and other vitals are monitored by a trained veterinary technician.

Pain Management

We all know pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

The staff at Veterinary Medical Center is committed to practicing the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

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