Your Pet’s Surgery

Your pet’s safety and comfort is our highest priority at PetCare Animal Hospital. Drs. Hill and Burdeaux  have several decades of experience providing dogs, cats and exotic pets with expert surgical care. The doctors and the PetCare Animal Hospital staff strive to provide safe, high-quality surgery in a comfortable atmosphere.

PetCare Animal Hospital provides a variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Spay/neuter procedures
  • Mass and tumor removals
  • Soft-tissue surgeries
  • Reconstructive knee-surgery
  • Patella luxation repair
  • General orthopedic surgery including fracture repairs

Prior to any surgical procedure, your pet undergoes a complete physical examination. A series of blood tests are also performed. This information helps us develop an anesthetic protocol that’s right for your pet. PetCare Animal Hospital uses isoflurane gas anesthesia, with propofol induction, similar to anesthesia you receive in the hospital. During surgery, your pet’s vital signs are monitored using the latest instruments. Your pet’s respiration rate, heart rate, PCO2 and body temperature are monitored and a continuous EKG is performed. A trained veterinary technician is also on hand to assist in surgery and to make sure your pet is comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

Like us, your pet feels pain and discomfort. Recognizing and alleviating pain in your pet is a primary objective in how we care for your pets. When your pet is not in pain, he or she recovers from surgery more quickly. Because of this, pain management is an important part of our surgical protocol. We use a wide range of pain management medications including Rimadyl, Torbugesic, butorphanol, Ketamine, Buprenex, morphine, hydrocodone and Valium. All pets are given pain medication during and following surgery. Your pet may receive additional pain medication to take home when he or she is discharged.