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2 Rocking Horse Lane, Slingerlands, NY 12159

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our surgical suite is fully equipped for most common soft tissue procedures such as ovarohysterectomies, neuters, hernia repairs, laceration repairs, tumor removal, exploratory surgery, intestinal anastomosis, intestinal foreign body removal, bladder stone removal and organ biopsies. We do not perform “cosmetic” surgery such as canine ear crops and tail docking as we feel these procedures have questionable ethics.
Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger his or her health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, all surgery patients undergo pre-anesthetic blood testing. These tests give us a more complete picture of your pet’s health and allow us to tailor an anesthetic regimen that is specific for each patient.
All patients receive an intravenous catheter to allow us to give iv fluids if necessary, as well as pain medication.

During surgery, your pet’s vital signs are monitored through a state-of-the-art surgical monitoring system called Life Window and he or she will also be observed closely by one of our registered veterinary technicians. Life Window is a computer that tracks blood pressure, oxygen content of the blood, core temperature, EKG heart tracings, and carbon dioxide levels in the exhaled air. After surgery, this information is added electronically to the patient’s medical records.