Veterinary surgery can be required for a number of reasons. Perhaps your companion has an injury, a mass or tumor needs removal, or the time has come to spay or neuter your pet. Veterinary Medical Associates’ staff is experienced in performing a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in a safe environment.
High Standards for Surgical Safety
Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA®), our veterinary hospital is dedicated to the highest standards of care for every surgical patient. Prior to surgery, we examine your pet and perform diagnostic blood work to identify any risk factors associated with anesthesia. Then we develop a treatment plan that includes type of anesthesia, duration of the procedure, specific pain management needed, and any additional safety protocols.
Once the patient is under anesthesia, our technician monitors heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels for indicators of possible problems. This monitoring continues throughout the procedure until the patient is fully recovered from anesthesia. This technician is in close communication with the veterinarian, to identify potential risks as they occur and to address them quickly and effectively.
Treating Pain Before It Starts
Pain management before, during, and after surgery is essential to proper healing and a positive patient experience. We follow strict protocols for addressing pet pain and have a wide variety of pharmaceutical and non-traditional therapies to prevent suffering in our patients.
Surgical Services for Pets
Our veterinarians are experienced in performing a vast array of procedures and surgeries, from routine soft tissue surgery to advanced orthopedic surgery. Should your pet require a surgical specialist, we bring in a board-certified veterinary surgeon to accomplish whatever surgical procedure your pet might need.
Please feel free to contact us here at V.M.A. if your dog is faced with injury to his or her cranial cruciate ligament. We are more than happy to discuss all the available options in repair, along with the pros and cons associated with each.