We at Countryside Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to providing optimal surgical care for your pet. The surgical suite is designed to maximize sterility for a variety of surgical techniques, contains continuous monitoring devices during surgical procedures and provided the safest surgical experience environment for your pet that we can provide.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Screen/Medical Blood Screen
PABS: This blood screening is performed on pets that will be undergoing anesthesia. The test results provide the doctor with an assessment of your pet’s kidney and liver functions. These are the organs that metabolize the anesthesia. Blood glucose is also evaluated to check for diabetes or hypoglycemia. The blood counts are also checked to evaluate for anemia and infection. It is vital for the pet to be tested prior to any surgical procedure, so we can better prepare and plan an individualized anesthetic protocol to suit his/her individual needs.
MBS: These blood screenings can be vital in detecting early stages of illness and disease. Your pets body ages at a far more rapid rate than that of a person. Therefore, annual medical blood screenings are highly recommended. Your doctor may recommend for your senior pet to have bi-annual blood screenings.
Each pet undergoing anesthesia is monitored by a trained surgical technician before, during and after the procedure with any sterile surgery. Every pet is provided its own sterile surgical pack of instruments containing a drape and suture materials. The doctor wears a sterile cap, gown, gloves and mask to prevent contamination of the surgical site. While under anesthesia the pet is intubated to maintain an airway and ensure oxygen and anesthesia flow. Your pet will have a catheter placed to provide venous access for administration of fluids and medication. The surgical site is clipped and scrubbed with disinfecting solutions and covered with a sterile drape to ensure the area is as clean and sterile as possible.
Each anesthetic protocol is individually prepared for every patient’s needs. Countryside utilizes both intravenous and gas (Isoflourane/Sevoflourane) anesthetics to make every surgical procedure as painless and comfortable as possible.
Laser technology reduces the trauma to your pet, improves recovery, and often shortens hospital stays. In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional surgery. The laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light oat a specific wavelength. The way a particular laser works is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. For example, the CO2 laser which produces and invisible beam of light that vaporized the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because the veterinarian can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed leaving the surrounding areas unaffected. Laser surgery is also beneficial to your pet because there is less pain, less bleeding, less swelling equaling a quicker recovery.
Pets can’t tell us when they hurt, so it can be difficult to know when they are in pain. The perception of pain is similar for humans and pets. Therefore any condition of injury capable of causing pain in humans is also capable of causing pain in pets. Pain is more than an unpleasant sensation. If left untreated. It can lead to suffering and harmful physical effects, and interfere with the healing process. Countryside Veterinary Hospital understands the importance of pain management and uses effective methods to meet your pet’s specific needs. You can be assured we will provide the approprial pain relief medication to protect your pet form unnecessary pain.
We offer the following soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries:
- Laser Declaw
- Mass/Tumor Removal
- Cranial (Anterior) Cruciate Ligament Repair
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (T.T.A.)