Surgical Services

SurgeryThe veterinarians and the entire staff at Stone Veterinary Hospital understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. As part of our committed holistic approach to veterinary care, our goal is to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor and abscess removal
  • Caesarian section
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Skin surgery

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care.

At Stone Veterinary Hospital, we provide your pet with state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular technology that is monitored by our skilled veterinary technicians.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

While under anesthesia, your pet is cared for by an experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety, and depression, and worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

We practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol at Stone Veterinary Hospital. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics, for the complete comfort of your pet.