Stonebriar Veterinary Centre offers a wide array of surgical and anesthesia services. All of our veterinarians are trained to perform soft tissue surgeries including: spays, neuters, tumor removals, bladder surgery, abdominal surgery, intestinal surgery, eye surgery, laceration repairs and many more.
Our surgical suite is well stocked with the best equipment to ensure a safe and effective treatment for your pet. We have a suction unit available for abdominal surgeries, a radiosurgery unit for specialized surgeries, and several surgical instrument packs customized to the type of surgery we are performing.
We minimize risk and complications from surgery by monitoring temperature, ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure. We utilize 3 electronic monitoring machines so all our patients are monitored constantly while under anesthesia. In addition to electronic monitoring your pet’s nurse will be with the doctor throughout each procedure and monitor your pet through the entire procedure. Warm water heating blankets are also used for each patient to prevent hypothermia during surgery and to speed recovery time. To reduce possible infection, our doctors adhere to a strict sterile protocol. This includes, wearing a cap, surgical mask, sterile gown and sterile gloves for each procedure. We sterilize all surgical equipment onsite. After the procedure is complete, a nurse will be with your pet until they are awake and comfortable. For small or young animals a specialized animal incubator is used to keep them warm and quiet during their immediate recovery time.
Most of our surgical patients do go home the same day. We may recommend keeping certain cases in the hospital for continued care depending on the client and patients needs.