Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)

servicesSpaying your female pet is important for population control as well as the prevention of reproductive cancers and mammary tumors (breast cancer). An ovariohysterectomy is major abdominal surgery. All patients recieve a pre-anaesthetic exam to confirm good health. An IV port is established and intravenous fluids are started. The next step is the administration of a pre-anaesthetic sedative to relieve any anxiety. After a short while a general anaesthetic is administered and the patient is prepared for surgery ( the hair is clipped and the skin is scrubbed to remove any surface bacteria). Monitoring equipment is attached to the patient to observe heat rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels throughout surgery and recovery. The surgical procedure involves the complete removal of both ovaries and horn and body of the uterus. The abdomen is closed with multi-layer dissolving sutures to complete the surgery. The final layer of sutures to close the skin is also under the skin. You will be contacted after surgery with an update and to discuss a discharge appointment time. At discharge you will receive home care instructions and we will answer any questions you may have.

Orchiectomy (Neuter)

Neutering your male pet is very important for population control as well as the prevention of prostatic disease. These can include benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), susceptibility to infection and prostate cancer. This surgical procedure involves the removal of both testicles. All patients recieve a pre-anaesthetic exam to confirm good health. An IV port is established and intravenous fluids are started. The next step is the administration of a pre-anaesthetic sedative to relieve any anxiety. After a few minutes a general an anesthetic is administered and the patient is prepared for surgery ( the hair is clipped and the skin is scrubbed to remove any surface bacteria). Monitoring equipment is attached to the patient to observe heat rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels throughout surgery and recovery. After the removal of both testicles the skin is closed with a sub-cuticular suture so there are no visible sutures. You will be contacted after surgery with an update and to discuss a discharge appointment time. At discharge you will receive home care instructions and we will answer any questions you may have.