You want your furry family members to have the best health care available, whether it is for annual vaccines, a minor ailment, or a more serious illness or injury. At Auburn Oaks Animal Clinic, we are committed to providing your pets with the high-quality, personalized veterinary care and pet surgery they need for their good health and well-being.
Most animals will need some type of surgical procedure in their lifetimes (e.g. spay or neuter), but pet surgery may also be required for other serious health issues. Our new, modern facility includes a state-of-the-art surgical suite and diagnostic laboratory, which are both fully-equipped with the latest x-ray and monitoring equipment. Dr. Sullivan and his highly-trained staff will do everything possible to make your pet’s surgical procedure a positive and stress-free experience.
Pet Surgery — What To Expect
Prior to the surgical procedure our staff will explain the process, including:
- Recommended pre-surgical testing: We highly recommend pre-surgical bloodwork to detect any abnormalities such as liver/kidney disease, anemia, or clotting deficiencies that could cause problems during pet surgery and anesthesia.
- Food and water intake restrictions prior to surgery: A period of fasting may be necessary prior to your pet’s procedure. Our staff will let you know what is advised.
- What procedures are to be done on the day of surgery: From initial intake to sedation and general anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, the procedure and recovery, the staff will walk you through what will happen with your pet once you leave the hospital.
- Discharge and aftercare for your pet: Some patients may be able to go home the same day as their procedure, whereas others may need an overnight stay or referral to a 24-hour care facility. Our team will advise you as to what is best for your pet and also discuss aftercare and any rechecks needed for your companion.
- Anesthesia Monitoring: We take pride in placing an emphasis on providing state-of-the-art monitoring and care of your furry family member while under anesthesia. Vitals we monitor include:
- Body Temperature
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Oxygen Levels
- Heart Rate/Rhythm
- Respiration Rate
- End Tidal CO2*
*Capnographs provide us with a noninvasive means to measure End Tidal CO2 (the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels in the exhaled breath) of our patients while under anesthesia. This is critical because it allows us to ensure our patients are properly ventilated (maintaining proper levels of CO2 in the lungs) while under anesthesia. Proper CO2 levels stimulate involuntary (automatic) breathing, and inappropriate levels are life-threatening. Capnography is the standard of care in human medicine and veterinary referral hospitals. We feel it should also be the standard of care for your furry family members.
Surgical Services We Provide
Auburn Oaks Animal Clinic provides a wide range of surgical services including the following:
- Routine spay and neuter
- Tumor removal
- Abdominal and soft tissue procedures
- Orthopedic surgery
At Auburn Oaks Animal Clinic, we place a high priority on the successful outcome of your pet’s surgical procedure. We are well-equipped and highly qualified to provide the best possible care. Give us a call at 334-780-3300 or contact us online for more information, to schedule a visit, or to discuss your pet’s surgery needs.
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