Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work
Before going into surgery, we first examine your pet and perform a chemistry panel or complete blood cell count (CBC) and full chemistry panel to check organ function and screen for disease. Our chemistry panel is recommended for young pets up to 6 years old, and our other two tests are reserved for senior dogs and cats, and pets with chronic illness.
Once your pet’s bloodwork is complete and they are cleared for surgery, we place an IV catheter to ensure quick administration of fluids and medication as needed.
Continuous Patient Monitoring
Throughout your pet’s surgery, they will be monitored closely by a veterinary assistant. Vitals they’ll monitor include:
- Blood pressure
- Body temperature
Pets’ body temperatures tend to drop during surgery. To keep their temperature up, your companion will be protected with warm, soft blankets. Along with keeping your pet warm, maintaining their body’s temperature can also help shorten their recovery period.
Surgical Procedures We Provide at Our Bartow, FL Clinic
Our team and facility are able to perform a variety of pet surgeries, including:
- Routine spays and neuters
- Mass removals
- Foreign body removals
- Cystotomies (bladder stone removal)
- Oral surgery
- Tissue biopsies
- Wound cleaning and repair