Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital knows that there are times when your pet may need a surgical
solution to a health problem. Our network of specialists along with our experienced staff
veterinarians perform almost any surgical procedure your pet might need, including:
- Spay and neuter
- Laceration and wound repair
- Cat declaw
- Soft tissue procedures such as mass removals, abdominal exploratories, and others
- Orthopedic procedures
Outstanding Surgical Care for Your Pet
Your pet will have an IV catheter placed so that fluids can be given during the procedure, and
we will give an injection before the general anesthetic to calm any anxiety your pet might feel.
While under anesthesia, your pet is kept warm and, using the most current technology, your pet’s
vital signs are monitored continuously. Trained veterinary technicians carefully monitor your pet
and use electronic equipment to measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and body
We provide complete pain management to make your pet as comfortable as possible before, during,
and after the surgery. After your pet goes home, we will call you to check on his or her
progress and to make sure everything is going well.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying and neutering pets is a good way of lowering the unwanted pet population. There are more
dogs and cats born than there are homes for, so the sad solution is that numerous unwanted healthy
animals wind up being euthanized.
Depending on breed, your pet may be spayed or neutered as early as 5 months of age. Animal Kind
Veterinary Hospital will recommend to you the most appropriate timing for your pet’s surgery.
Health Benefits for Dogs & Cats
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat has added health advantages:
- If your female dog is spayed before her first heat cycle, her chances of breast cancer are
near zero percent.
- Spaying eliminates unwanted and potentially life-threatening pregnancies.
- Potentially deadly uterine infections and uterine cancers can no longer occur.
- Female cats can be in heat as often as every 2 weeks for 6 months and can have two to three
litters of kittens a year. Female dogs can be in heat and have two litters a year. Spaying
eliminates heat cycles, the associated discharge, and behavior changes.
- Neutering of male dogs prevents most prostate problems.
- Neutered male dogs are much less likely to become aggressive and exhibit other unwanted male
Because we must avoid unnecessary risks, we take precautions to minimize any foreseeable
complications. Pets scheduled for surgery are given pre-anesthetic blood tests to check for
abnormalities. If we have concerns with the results of these diagnostic tests, or your pet’s
health indicates it, we may need to reschedule for another day.
Diagnosing & Treating Your Pet With Endoscopy
If we believe your pet is suffering from a problem that requires closer examination, Animal
Kind Veterinary Hospital may suggest endoscopy. This high-tech instrument uses fiber optics so
that we can visually examine the:
- Nasal system
We can use the endoscope not only to see these internal structures of your pet’s body, but also
we can obtain a biopsy if needed for further study, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis and
treatment. The endoscope is useful for removing foreign objects from the esophagus and stomach,
placing feeding tubes, and to correct or repair areas of the esophagus or colon that may be
narrowed where scar tissue has formed.
Because the endoscope is a highly specialized piece of equipment, our veterinarians have taken
part in additional training and education in order to be well versed in its use and applications.
We are always happy to use a solution like the endoscope that can be as effective as many surgical
procedures were in the past.
Even though endoscopy is considered nonsurgical and noninvasive, it does require general
anesthesia. We will advise you of how to prepare your pet before the procedure and for care after
he or she recovers and goes home with you.