Your Pet's Safety is Our Highest Priority - Recommended by Friends
A Happy Pet Owner Review
In the summer of 2011 we got a rescue dog who was in pretty bad shape and had been abused. We took her to Advanced Care Pet Hospital as it was close to home. It was the best choice we could have made. From the minute we walked in the door, Dr. Pam, Tom and the staff were terrific and took excellent care of Ruby Rox. They called several times after that to make sure Ruby was doing well and adjusting.
We recently added another dog, Rocky Rolla to our family and immediately brought him to Advanced Care for a check-up, shots and neutering. Their prices are fair and the office hours are really great. This is a top quality crew who obviously care about and love animals. I highly recommend the Advanced Care Pet Hospital
Elizabeth Tometich, Google + Review
Surgery Care for Your Pet's Comfort
Based on peace of mind, not nickels and dimes
Our goal is keeping your pet as comfortable as possible while fostering a healthy recovery during and after surgery procedures.
What makes our comfort strategies different? Your pet's Care and Comfort frequently includes:
Each pet is individually evaluated.
Pre-surgical blood work helps ensure no pre-existing conditions exist which may hinder the procedure or recovery.
Carefully selected combinations of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs used at low doses can help limit potential side effects while providing more comfort and smoother anesthesia recovery.
Blood pressure monitoring helps keep your pet at an optimal level of anesthetic: sleeping, but not too deeply.
Intravenous fluids delivered throughout anesthesia and recovery helps maintain adequate blood pressure and protects the kidneys and other vital organs.
Body warming: heating unit similar to a heating blanket keeps your pet warm, as the body temperature naturally drops while sleeping. Staying at a normal body temperature gives the body less work to do when it’s trying to wake up, allowing for a faster recovery.
After surgery we call you to let you know how everything went and let you know of your pet's status.
Surgery patients at Advanced Care Pet Hospital receive free surgery follow-up exams.
Most surgery pets return home to you the same day!
We use Sevoflurane, a kinder, gentler anesthesia protocol allowing pets to be with you sooner after surgery. It is the same used by human doctors. Most vets use Isoflurane. It's good, but not the best. It is one reason some vets require overnight stay for routine surgery.
Veterinary Surgical Services
Links jump down to the procedure you are interested in:
(Board Certified Surgeons perform most advanced orthopedic procedures)
Neuter or (Orchiectomy)
Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles. This surgery is performed to reduce sexual instincts and render your pet sterile.
Decreased tendency for urine marking (peeing frequently over everything)
Decreased urine odor in male cats
Prevent testicular cancer
Older, un-neutered male dogs can develop perineal hernias and perineal tumors.
Reduced tendency to roam or fight
Your pet will have a pre-operative exam and complete blood work prior to surgery. Premedications are tailored to your pet’s specific species, size and needs.
Same day surgery is performed. Your pet will be back with you the same night. Recovery is usually uneventful. Aftercare is minimal. Pain management is individualized to your pet.
Spay or (Ovariohysterectomy)
The surgical removal of ovaries and the uterus.
Why Spay Early?
Advanced Care regularly performs this surgery, often under emergency conditions, as the infected uterus compromised the pet's health.
Emergency spay surgeries on older female dogs save their lives when this happens. The emergency procedure is significantly more involved and also costly than performing a simple spay while they are puppies.
Reasons to Spay include:
There will be no more heat cycles.
Prevention of pregnancy
There will be no unwanted puppies and kittens.
You will avoid having to pay for a costly emergency surgery once a uterine infection sets in as is common in un-spayed dogs.
Chance of mammary gland cancer is greatly reduced if spayed prior to the first heat cycle.
Ovaries removed, ovarian cancer virtually eliminated.
Complete blood work (CBC and chemistry profile) are performed prior to anesthesia. Same day surgery is performed.
Your pet will be back with you the same night. Recovery is usually uneventful. Aftercare is minimal. Pain management is individualized to your pet.
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
An oral exam can be completed on most pets when they are awake. In rare cases a short-acting anesthetic is required in order to provide a thorough examination.
A full dental cleaning must be done under full anesthesia.
Even the best behaved of pets would not tolerate careful inspection and cleaning of all portions of the teeth. 60% of dental disease occurs below the gum line.
Anesthesia is used to allow for the procedure to be skillfully performed while your pet is under no stress.
Orthopedic Repair – fracture repair, cruciate repair, luxating patella correction (A Board Certified Surgeon often performs orthopediac procedures at Advanced Care Pet Hospital)
Dewclaw Removal and Tail Docking on puppy litters – Dewclaws are the inner most toe always present on the front legs unless they were removed as a puppy. Rear dewclaws, although a specified trait in some breeds, are typically not normal. Dewclaws can be removed at the time of spay or neuter if requested or recommended.
Tail amputation for medical reasons only – We do not perform any cosmetic, breed judging standards/cosmetic surgery, like tail docking or ears.
Entropion/Ectropion - corrective surgery for eyelid abnormalities
Dystichia - removal of eyelid hairs that are irritating the cornea
Cherry Eye Repair - (prolapsed gland of the third eyelid),The swollen and inflamed gland is surgically replaced to its proper place within the third eyelid. (Not just removed)
Corneal Surgery - treatment of corneal ulcers (wounds on the eye)
Soft Tissue Surgery
Stenotic Nares - corrective surgery for narrowed nostrils
Vulvoplasty - a skin tuck above vulva to restore normal conformation
Hernia Repair - umbilical, inguinal, perineal
Mass Removal - removing skin lumps and tumors
Bladder and Urethral Surgery – removal of stones
Ear Surgery - resection of the vertical canal to alleviate chronic pain associated with chronic inflammation and infection.
Aural Hematoma Repair - Repair when the cartilage of the ear has been fractured and associated inflammation and bleeding occur. This appears as a swelling of the ear flap.
Gastropexy - Involves tacking down stomach so as to reduce the chances of a gastric torsion (twist of the stomach).
Anal sac removal - Some pets have chronic or recurring irritation or infection associated with their anal sacs and surgical removal of the anal sacs can be performed.