What kinds of surgeries are done at Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital?
We perform routine soft tissue surgery including spays (females), neuters (males), growth or tumor removals, urinary bladder surgery, and other surgeries. Oral surgeries are also commonly done to prevent and treat dental disease.
Anesthesia Safety is our Priority
A thorough physical exam and pre-anesthetic bloodwork are always completed prior to anesthesia. Bloodwork helps ensure that pets do not have any underlying health problems that could increase the risk of complications during surgery. At SBVH, we follow the safest anesthesia protocols at all times to keep pets healthy. We tailor each pet’s anesthesia with safety and pain control in mind. Pets receive a multimodal approach to pain control including pre-operative pain control, local pain control surgical block, and post-operative pain control.
How are pets anesthetized for surgery at SBVH?
All pets have IV catheters placed for surgery and receive IV fluids during anesthesia. The safest IV induction agents and inhalant anesthesia is used. The endotracheal tube creates a stable passageway for oxygen and inhalant anesthetic to be transmitted to the respiratory system. The inhalant anesthetic maintains anesthesia at an adjustable rate so our Surgery Technician can maintain an ideal anesthetic plane. Continual monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, EKG, CO2 levels, and temperature allow us to stay updated on pet’s vital signs. Pets are monitored by a highly trained veterinary technician and a veterinarian. Pet’s body temperatures are maintained by IV fluids warmed to body temperature as well as warming wraps. We maintain a proactive and multimodal approach to anesthesia with your pet’s safety in mind. Our approach ensures a very smooth recovery and excellent pain control.
We are always happy to discuss surgery and anesthesia with you or answer any questions you may have.