At Strafford Vet Clinic we are proud to offer a state of the art, in house, surgical suite to best care for our patients. We are able to offer multiple types of surgical procedures from orthopedics to the routine spays and neuters.

Soft tissue surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures involving internal organs, the body wall, masses or tumors, and hernias or defects. In other words, these procedures include everything not related to bones, joints, muscles, or the neurologic system.

We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our orthopedic and surgical capabilities or how we can care for your pet, please contact us today!

The Procedure Process

While surgical anesthesia can pose a risk, all precautions are taken to make it as safe as possible for each pet. An anesthetic plan is made for each patient with regard to a current physical exam, breed, age, and laboratory work. Pre-medications, as well as induction and maintenance agents, are chosen and administered according to the procedure and to help decrease the amount of general anesthetic needed.

A catheter is placed in the vein to give the doctors and technicians access for fast drug administration as well as fluid support during the entire procedure. Surgery tables are heated in order to control body temperature. Anesthetic monitoring is done by a dedicated surgical technician, under veterinarian supervision, and includes recording ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, heart, and respiratory rates while under anesthesia. In addition, all pets are closely monitored while waking up, until alert and their body temperature is normal.