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Surgery at Adamstown Veterinary Hospital

Adamstown Veterinary Hospital offers the most advanced techniques when performing soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Surgical procedures performed include, but are not limited to:  Ovariohystrectomy (spay), Castration (neuter), growth removal, declaws, (via a less painful technique utilizing radio surgery), soft tissue and orthopedic surgery (cruciate and fracture repair, luxating patella surgery).

A full exam is performed on your pet the day of surgery. Pre-operative and post-surgical pain medication is given to all of our patients to ensure they remain pain free throughout their procedure and recovery. We routinely monitor your pet’s blood pressure, EKG, pulse oximetry, temperature, and respiration throughout the entirety of your pet’s procedures.

When your pet requires surgery of any kind, you can rest assured that he or she is in good hands at Adamstown Veterinary Hospital.

Surgery Schedule

Monday – Routine

Tuesday – Dental

Wednesday – Routine

Thursday – Dental

Friday – Routine

Emergency surgeries are available during normal business hours. Our facility does not have 24 hour overnight-care.

Adamstown Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We follow the surgical guidelines of AAHA to ensure your pet’s surgery is pain-free and safe.

Surgical protocols include:

  • Pre-surgical assessments. Prior to surgery, our veterinary team verifies the specifics of the procedure; completes a physical exam of the patient; and ensures blood tests have been completed, documented, and reviewed by the veterinarian. Among other things, these precautions help determine if your pet is at risk for complications while under general anesthesia.
  • Dedicated surgical suites. To prevent post-surgical infections and cross-contamination, surgeries are performed in a room used only for sterile surgical procedures.
  • Surgical attire. Staff must wear surgical caps and masks when entering the surgical suite. Anyone involved in the procedure itself must also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
  • Sterile packs and equipment. Surgical instruments are carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped prior to each procedure to help prevent infections.

 
The standards from the American Animal Hospital Association help diminish the risks associated with surgery and help us achieve the highest level of care. The safety and comfort of your pet is important to our veterinary team.

All Dentals Include:

Preliminary Oral Exam – Evaluate your pets bite, look for any masses or other abnormalities in the oral cavity.

IV Catheter & IV Fluid Therapy – Safety feature to maintain hydration and appropriate blood pressure. IV Fluid Therapy also assists in helping “flush” the system of anesthetic medications after your pet’s procedure.

Nursing Care – Your pet is monitored before, during and after the procedure to ensure a safe and calming recovery.

Ultrasonic Scaling – Remove tartar/ plaque and bacteria above and below the gum line.

Periodontal Probing/ Charting – Check entire mouth for tooth fractures, gingival recession, tooth mobility, pocket depth, tooth resorptions, furcation exposure or other dental problems.

Hand Scaling – Performed to remove tartar/ plaque that is hidden deep below the gingival surface to help restore gingival attachment to the tooth.

Dental Radiographs  – Radiograph all teeth to evaluate entire tooth structure.

Dental Polish – We polish to give teeth a smooth surface to deter plaque from adhering to the tooth surface.

All Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) include:

Pre-anesthetic blood testing: Ensures your pet’s internal organs such as the kidneys and liver are functioning correctly.

Pre-operative pain medication: Pain medication given before a procedure is more effective in preventing pain.

Oral examination: Dental care is important to your pet’s overall health.

Anesthetic monitoring: The EKG, blood oxygen level and blood pressure are all important since they can point to early signs of anesthetic problems.

Dedicated nurse monitoring: For your pet’s safety there will be someone present during the procedure whose only task is to monitor your pet.

IV catheter & fluids: An IV catheter allows instant access incase any emergency drugs need to be given. IV fluids keep blood pressure in a safe range and help preserve kidney function during anesthesia.

Post-surgical pain medication: Patients will also have pain medications offered after surgery.

Detailed written aftercare instructions: We will send home written instructions after your pet’s procedure.

Calling to check on our patient: Our doctors like to know how your pet is recovering.

All Castrations (Neuter) include:

Pre-anesthetic blood testing: Ensures your pet’s internal organs such as the kidneys and liver are functioning correctly.

Pre-operative pain medication: Pain medication given before a procedure is more effective in preventing pain.

Oral examination: Dental care is important to your pet’s overall health.

Anesthetic monitoring: The EKG, blood oxygen level and blood pressure are all important since they can point to early signs of anesthetic problems.

Dedicated nurse monitoring: For your pet’s safety there will be someone present during the procedure whose only task is to monitor your pet.

IV catheter & fluids: An IV catheter allows instant access incase any emergency drugs need to be given. IV fluids keep blood pressure in a safe range and help preserve kidney function during anesthesia.

Post-surgical pain medication: Patients will also have pain medications offered after surgery.

Detailed written aftercare instructions: We will send home written instructions after your pet’s procedure.

Calling to check on our patient: Our doctors like to know how your pet is recovering.

/* Updated December 18 2017 */