Veterinary surgeryOak Tree Veterinary Hospital has a long track record of success in both the usual and unusual surgery cases.  Our doctors have been trained in various fields of veterinary surgery, and continue to receive training on the newest techniques.  With our state of the art surgery suite and anesthetic monitoring stations, we are well-equipped and skilled to handle most emergency surgeries.

A few of our surgical procedures . . .

Thyroidectomy, perineal urethrostomy, onychectomy, castration, hernia repair, crypt orchid neuter, ovariohysterectomy, cruciate ligament repair, meniscectomy, patella luxation repair, tumor resection, surgical tooth extraction, adrenalectomy, insulinoma, intestinal surgery, gastric dilatation, (bloat), surgery, elective gastropexy, c-section, surgical insemination, femoral head ostectomy, perineal urethrostomy, enucleation, lateral ear resection, fracture fixation.

Our care

Our medical staff provides quality care. Prior to surgery your pet will have blood work done and the highest quality of monitoring devices are used throughout the procedure. Intravenous fluids are a part of our surgical protocol.

All of our patients undergoing surgery, whether a 6-month old puppy neuter or a 19-year-old cat thyroidectomy, receive tailored anesthetic protocols using only the safest anesthetics available which support delicate little kidneys, hearts and livers. Our patients go home comfortable and pain-free.

Imagine . . . 

Puppy being examined by vet. . . you are a 6-month old labrador puppy who swallowed a baby’s pacifier. You need to go in for surgery. Scared and taken from your loved ones, a soft voice and gentle hands caress you while you are given something that makes you instantly relax and mellow. This allows you to be given low doses of anesthesia which lowers your anxiety and pain on awakening. Next you are given medication that gently sends you to sleep; and when you wake up, you are in a soft, warm bed with the same soft voice and gentle touch. While you were sedated, you were watched every minute, your blood pressure, heart rate, breath rate and volume of I.V. fluids, and oxygen saturation were meticulously monitored by professionals.

At Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital our patients don’t routinely go home with antibiotics after most procedures because strict adherence to sterile techniques have been followed.

Are you feeling nervous about your pet’s upcoming surgery?

Bringing a family member in for an operation is never easy, regardless of whether they happen to have two legs or four. At Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital, we want you to know we understand what you’re going through. That’s because we’re pet owners too. Each member of our team has experienced the uneasiness of surgery with our own animal companions. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure that every procedure performed in our clinic is as stress-free as possible. You can rest assured that your loved one will be in excellent hands with us.

Pre-Surgical Care

Our process begins with thorough preoperative screening. This helps us to uncover and prepare for potential concerns so we can reduce the risk of complications for your pet. We will also develop a strategy for keeping your pet comfortable and pain-free — before, during and following surgery. We use the safest, most effective pain control medication and customize our approach to each individual patient.

Your Pet’s Surgery

Regardless of whether it’s a routine spay or neuter, or a more complex procedure, your pet’s surgery will be our highest priority. From the moment you arrive, we will be there to ease your mind and help keep your best friend calm and relaxed. Any last-minute questions you have will be answered as we get your pet settled in and prepared for surgery.

Once safely sedated, our team will complete the procedure as efficiently as possible. As the doctor works, our dedicated support staff will be present at all times, assisting with surgery and closely monitoring your pet’s wellbeing. Our surgical suite is outfitted with modern monitoring equipment which helps us track your companion’s vital signs and pain levels.

Discharge and Post-Surgical Care

When surgery is complete, we’ll gently relocate your pet to our safe, quiet recovery area. As the anesthesia begins to wear off, our staff will be there to offer comfort and reassurance. We want to make the experience as calm as possible. When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will go over our aftercare instructions, including a plan for pain management. We want to ensure that your loved one recovers as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Surgery doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety, especially if you’ve got the experienced, compassionate team at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital in your corner. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help with all of your companion’s surgical care needs.

“Quality care and caring” is more than just a motto. It is our way of service. We treat all our pets as if they were someone’s child. Because they are.