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Understanding the Spay/Neuter Surgery

Spaying (ovariohysterectomy) and neutering (orchidectomy) is the surgical removal of reproductive organs. Choosing to spay or neuter your pet will ensure that they live a healthier, happier and longer life. It is important to understand what is included in your pet’s care when comparing the cost of the surgery among other veterinary clinics or at the Humane Society.

At Davis Drive Animal Clinic we believe strongly in providing high quality care with an emphasis on anesthetic safety and patient comfort. Here are just some of the features and benefits we are able to include in the cost of your pet’s surgery.
Surgical Procedure
  • We schedule a maximum of 3 surgeries per day to ensure our Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians have the appropriate time to care for your pet's needs
Preanesthetic Blood Tests
  • We complete preanesthetic blood tests to ensure your pet's organs are functioning properly prior to anesthetic
  • If there are any abnormalities in these tests we can change the anesthetic protocol to meet your pet’s specific needs or even delay the surgery to address other health concerns first
  • This bloodwork will also act as a baseline reference for your pet in the future
  • We provide an injection of medication to your pet before the anesthetic to help with their comfort
  • This reduces the amount of anesthesia needed to keep your pet asleep during surgery and lowers the risk of anesthesia
Intravenous Catheterization
  • We place an intravenous catheter which provides us with instant access to your pet’s circulatory system (blood) while they anesthetized
  • This saves time if medications need to be administered in an emergency situation
Intravenous Fluids (I.V. Fluids)
  • Maintains your pet’s blood pressure while they are anesthetized and keeps your pet hydrated and their organs functioning
  • Your pet recovers faster so they can come home to you sooner
Anesthetic Monitoring
  • We have equipment that monitors your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation as well as a Registered Veterinary Technician monitoring your pet while under anesthetic
  • This keeps your pet safe
Inhalant Anesthetic
  • This allows for a more controlled anesthesia which in turn is safer and more comfortable for your pet
  • Very safe and allows us to keep your pet under anesthetic to the right depth so they are not feeling any pain
Suture Material
  • We use suture material that supports proper healing as opposed to tissue glue which can lead to complications
  • This allows your pet to heal faster
  • We include pain medications to ensure that your pet is comfortable and not suffering from any pain or discomfort
  • We also use local anesthetics (nerve blocks or freezing) to improve pain relief
  • Pain relief medications are dispensed to keep your pet comfortable at home
Please call the clinic anytime with any questions or concerns regarding your pet’s surgery or to schedule a tour of the clinic.
The Team at Davis Drive Animal Clinic

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