At Alliance Animal Health Center our dedicated surgical team and surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of procedures.
Our surgical services and facilities include all of the following:
- Pre-anesthetic evaluation of your pet by a veterinarian prior to administration of anesthesia
- In-house laboratory to enable pre-anesthetic blood work with immediate access to results
- Intravenous catheter placement to enable safe administration of medications and fluid therapy during procedures
- Fully trained veterinary and surgical staff
- Heated surgery tables for greater comfort and maintaining pet’s body temperature
- Oxygen saturation and pulse monitoring
- Intensive post surgical care
- Pain management (before and after procedure)
- Properly sterilized surgical instruments
We utilize the safest anesthetic agents and use the most modern equipment to enable us to assess our patient’s vital signs during all anesthetic procedures. All pets admitted to our hospitals for surgery will be carefully screened for safety and anesthetic agents will be tailored especially for your pet. The safety, comfort and well-being of our patients are our top priorities.
* Please note: Although fully equipped to perform surgical procedures at our Animal Hospital of Park Glen location, the majority of our anesthetic procedures are performed at our Alliance Animal Health location.
Some of the surgical procedures performed by our veterinarians:
- Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
- Castration (neuter)
- Cat declaw
- Tumor removal
- Orthopedic procedures
Why is pre-anesthetic blood work important? Like with humans undergoing a surgical procedure, the doctor’s primary goal is to reduce the risk of anesthesia as much as possible. How do they reduce risk? By having as complete of a picture of what is going on not only on the outside of their patient’s body but also the inside. This is where pre-anesthetic blood testing comes in to play. Blood tests that are performed provide the doctor with a glimpse of how the patient’s major organs are functioning. Proper organ function is vital to pets undergoing surgery. Would you like more information on the importance of pre-anesthetic blood tests? Please feel free to ask one of our veterinary healthcare team members. We also welcome you to read more information here:
Anesthesia and Your Pet 4 Common Questions about Blood Work and Your Pet
Surgery instructions and information:
Is your pet diabetic? Please contact the hospital for specific pre-surgery instructions!
- Surgical patients are admitted to the hospital (Alliance Animal Health location only) the morning of their procedure between 7:00 am – 8:00 am. Admittance procedures typically take 15-20 minutes, so please allow time to meet with one of our surgery technicians.
- Pets receiving anesthetic should be fasted the evening before their scheduled procedure. Please do not feed your pet after 10:00 pm. Your pet IS allowed to have water.
- Upon arrival, allow your pet to urinate and defecate before entry into the hospital.
- For the safety of all pets and clients, we ask that all cats be in a carrier and all dogs be securely controlled on a short leash.
- Upon admission, pre-anesthetic blood tests and/or radiographs, if applicable, will be performed. In addition, a pre-anesthetic evaluation/assessment will be performed by the veterinarian performing the surgery.
- After blood tests and evaluations by the veterinarian are complete, an intravenous catheter will be placed.
- Upon the completion of surgery, your pet will be moved to recovery and monitored by our trained technical staff. Once the pet is fully awake from anesthesia, a surgery technician will contact you to update you on your pet’s procedure and to schedule a time for patient discharge.
- When you arrive to the hospital for patient discharge, anticipate an additional 15-20 minutes for the veterinary technician to provide you with information on your pet’s at-home/post anesthetic care needs.
If at any time before, during or after your pet’s anesthetic procedure you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let our veterinary team or the veterinarian know.