General Surgery and Anesthesia
At Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing you and your pet with only the highest quality patient care. Whenever surgery is necessary for the betterment of your pet’s overall health, Woodland Springs offers state-of-the-art anesthesia and monitoring technology to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort before, during and after surgical procedures.
Before pets undergo any type of surgery that requires anesthesia, they must receive a thorough examination from one of our veterinarians and have age-appropriate pre-anesthetic tests. These precautions are necessary because sometimes pets that appear to be healthy to the naked eye have underlying diseases or conditions that could compromise their safety while under anesthesia. Based on your pet’s exam and blood test results, his or her veterinarian will determine the safest and most effective anesthesia and pain-management protocol. All surgical patients will also receive an intravenous catheter and intravenous fluids for the duration of their surgical procedures, which keeps them hydrated and helps them recover faster. To maintain body temperature and comfort levels, we place all our patients on heated tables during their sedation. We also monitor and record each pet’s heart rate, blood pressure, SPO2, EtCO2, respiration and temperature throughout the entire surgical process. Click here to learn more about veterinary anesthesia.
After surgical procedures are complete, we will place your pet in our intensive care unit and continuously monitor his or her condition; we will do everything in our power to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible. Our highly trained surgical team will make sure your pet’s body temperature is well regulated, administer any necessary pain medication and offer continuous supportive care until your pet’s discharge. To ensure the best possible recovery, we fully explain all discharge instructions to every client before they take their pet home.
We offer numerous surgical procedures at Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital ranging from the routine to sophisticated. These veterinary surgical procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Spays and neuters
- Feline declaws
- Soft-tissue repair
- Ocular procedures
- Stenotic nares
- Soft-palate resections
- Sebaceous Adenoma (wart) removal
Woodland Springs is a full-service veterinary hospital, but if our doctors discover there is a need that could be more adequately addressed by someone more familiar with a certain affliction, we offer referrals to veterinary specialists in the area. Dr. Slough and Dr. Loter will be happy to guide you through the referral process and work closely with the specialist to ensure your pet receives the highest care possible.
If your pet ever needs to undergo a surgical procedure, rest assured he or she will receive the most advanced veterinary attention and care. We are proud to be a part of the small percentage of animal hospitals across the nation to hold American Animal Hospital Association accreditation, and we constantly strive uphold the organization’s stringent standards of excellence.
At Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital, we offer cutting-edge Aesculight Laser surgery for our patients because of its numerous benefits including less pain, reduced risk of infection and fast recovery time.
Laser surgery is a sophisticated medical technology that involves using an extremely powerful and concentrated beam of light instead of the traditional scalpel. We use our laser technology to perform various surgical procedures including spays, neuters and feline declaws. Traditional surgery calls for the use of a scalpel, which can bruise and crush live tissue. When the laser is used in place of the scalpel, only the intense beam of light touches the pet. This practice lessens pain, inflammation, bleeding and fosters a relatively quick recovery time with less trauma.
Click here to learn more about veterinary laser surgery and read testimonials from pet owners whose pets have benefited from this cutting-edge surgery.