Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic Performs Surgery for your dog and cat
Spay, Neuter and Cat Declawing Surgery
Surgical procedures are often a necessary part of your pet’s general health care plan. At Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic, we provide the highest quality surgical care, pain management and recovery for your pet. We treat your pet as if they were our own.
Our highly-trained veterinarians perform a wide-range of surgical procedures, including:
- Emergency surgery (laceration repair, wound repair, foreign object removal)
- Soft tissue/General surgery(i.e., growth removal)
- Feline declawing (in cases where medically necessary or if all alternatives have been exhausted)
- Orthopedic surgery
- Oral surgery
Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic is pleased to offer laser surgery for a safe and comfortable surgical procedure for your pets. Laser surgery offers many benefits for your pet:
- Less Pain - The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts", so your pet may require less anesthesia during the operation; pain after the surgery is also reduced.
- Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery.
- Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because there is no physical contact with the tissue.
- Reduced risk of infection - The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection.
- Precision - The laser can remove unhealthy tissue without affecting or removing surrounding healthy tissue.
- Quick return to normal activities - Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.
- Laser surgery is a proven technology. For more than 20 years, physicians have used lasers to help many thousands of people.
What is a laser and how does laser surgery work?
A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength. We use a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, the most widely used type of medical laser in the world. CO2 lasers produce an invisible beam that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because the laser beam can be precisely controlled, it removes or "cuts" only a thin layer of tissue at one time, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected. This level of control allows your veterinarian to be extremely precise in every laser surgical procedure.
Laser surgery is recommended in a wide variety of procedures
A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs, cats, birds, and other animals. Laser surgery can correct many common conditions such as cysts, tumors, warts, and infections that may occur around the eyes, ears, in the mouth, and anywhere on the skin. Specialized internal procedures are also possible as well as oral surgery and declaws in cats which were previously so painful.
We utilize the safest surgical procedures for your pet
All surgical procedures include the latest monitoring equipment and your pet will be monitored during surgery by trained staff. We utilize the most up to date advanced sterilization techniques and our fully-trained veterinary and technical staff will monitor your pet before, during and after their surgical procedure.
Prior to surgery, all patients are carefully screened, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. We recommend pre-surgical blood work so we can evaluate your pet’s kidney, liver and heart function prior to undergoing anesthesia.
Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
We utilize the safest, multi-modal anesthesia techniques available and provide the same level of patient monitoring that you would receive if you were having surgery. We use ECG monitoring during surgery to monitor your pet’s blood pressure, respiration, heart activity, oxygen saturation and temperature.
Your pet’s pain relief is our top priority. At Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic, we ensure your pet has minimal pain before, during and after surgery. Post-surgery we utilize multiple therapies to control pain so that your pet is as comfortable as possible until they are fully recovered. We use a warm air blanket around your pet, a warm heating pad below and warmed fluids to maintain your pets’ ideal body temperature during the surgical procedure. Post surgically we utilize multiple therapies to control pain so that your pet is as comfortable as possible until they are fully recovered.
If you have additional questions about your pet’s surgery, please see our surgical FAQs page.