A wide variety of surgeries are performed by the doctors of Community Animal Hospital, ranging from routine spays and neuters to more complicated soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Should your pet require it, we have an excellent relationship with the board certified surgeons at WestVet in Boise, ID. If you have questions about a specific surgical procedure for your pet, please do not hesitate to ask one of our team members.
During surgery, your pet will be placed under a form of anesthesia. To help ensure the safety of your pet, most procedures will include placement of an IV catheter and administration of IV fluids. This enables us to maintain your pet’s blood pressure and supplies immediate emergency access in the rare event it is needed.
We encourage, and in some cases require, pre-anesthetic blood screening. This allows us to be aware of potential problems and plan accordingly. An individual anesthetic protocol is tailored for your pet by one of our doctors; this enables us to provide adequate pain relief and the smoothest recovery possible. While your pet is under anesthesia, he/she will be monitored on a state-of-the-art multi-parameter machine. This tracks heart and respiratory rates, end-tidal CO2, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and temperature. They are also closely watched by the doctor and one of our highly trained staff members.
Because their comfort is a top priority for us, ALL pets under going surgical procedures will receive pain medication at the time of surgery. Depending on the invasiveness of certain procedures, oral medication for pain will be sent home.