At Carter County Animal Hospital, we offer advanced surgery techniques and technology in our practice. Surgeries performed include mass removals, wound repairs, abdominal exploratory surgery, bladder surgery, oral surgery, spay/neuters, hernia repairs, dewclaw removals just to name a few. Like you, our greatest concern is the well being of your pet so prior to putting him/her under anesthesia, we will perform a complete physical examination. In addition, we feel that every pet undergoing surgery should also have pre-anesthetic blood work, IV catheter, and pain management. These procedures help reduce the risk of anesthesia and make your pet more comfortable.
Laser Surgery: CCAH utilizes a CO2 laser for most of our surgical procedures which diminishes the pain, inflammation and blood loss during our surgical procedures. This is not mandatory for our elective spays and neuters but is highly recommended. Should you have any questions please ask a staff member or Dr. Wilson so they can be answered properly.
Advanced sterilization techniques are always used on our surgery equipment. Blood pressure, ECG & O2 monitors are available to help us monitor your pet. We consistently provide intensive after-surgery care to maximize safety and comfort. In addition, we believe in excellent pain management protocols.
IV Catheter and Fluid Therapy during Surgery: Intravenous catheters during surgery allow fluids to be given which help to counteract hypotension (low blood pressure) produced by anesthesia. If an emergency situation should arise during surgery, an IV catheter also allows venous access so that drugs can be given during the first few critical minutes of an emergency.