Surgery

The most common procedures we perform on a daily basis are canine and feline spays, neuters, dental cleanings, mass removals and feline declaw (front paws only). In addition, we perform many other soft tissue surgeries (foreign body removal, bladder stone removal among others) as well as various orthopedics. When needed, we can refer you to a specialty veterinary hospital if an advanced surgery is crucial.

General Surgery

Mixed Pet takes surgery and associated anesthesia very seriously as your pet’s health is our highest concern. We require bloodwork for all our anesthetic procedures, which is ideally done prior (within a few weeks) to the day of surgery. This allows us to customize our anesthesia specifically to your pet or even postpone the surgery if necessary (one size does not fit all!). Every pet receives a pre-anesthetic evaluation the day of surgery. From there, they will have intravenous catheters placed and receive pre-anesthetic medications (this reduces your pet’s anxiety, helps with pain control and reduces the amount of anesthesia we need to use). During the surgery, your pet is continuously monitored by one of our licensed veterinary technicians. We utilize state of the art monitoring equipment (oxygen saturation, blood pressure, EKG, and temperature) that allows us to detect any changes and take the appropriate action. If needed your pet is placed on a heating pad during the procedure to help regulate body temperature. Once the surgery is done, our technician stays with your pet during the recovery period and one of our doctors will call you after the surgery to update you on your pet. We know anesthesia and surgery are stressful for your pet and you. We try to take every precaution necessary to ensure a safe and smooth procedure. You might even see the bandage decorated. They are truly works of art; but please, no autographs.

Spay & Neuter Options

Spay and neuter options for your pet isn’t just about the lowest price, nor are they apples to apples in surgical procedures. We are medically cautious about this perceived simple surgery. We do not use assembly-line surgery procedures (we admit that sounds bad, but we are just being honest about other methods available). We limit the number of surgeries per day to less than five (not upwards to 40 per vet), so that we can monitor and pamper each patient with the utmost care. We strive to offer an affordable spay or neuter in a safe environment, utilizing the highest medical standards available. After preparing your customized estimate, we will simply and quickly explain your options so that you may choose which services are best suited for your pet’s needs.