Surgical

surgeryThe thought of a pet undergoing anesthesia is unsettling for many pet owners. Whether it is a cat spay, dog neuter or other elective surgery, we require all our surgical patients to have a thorough physical exam before each procedure. This allows the veterinarians to create an anesthetic protocol for each patient, based on their age, weight, and overall health. The protocol also includes pre-anesthetic blood work which evaluates organ function, as the liver and kidneys are the major organs which metabolize anesthesia. Patients are monitored by a trained surgical staff member through the procedure and recovery process. Our surgical table is heated, enabling patients to maintain their core temperature. To maximize patient safety,  we utilize cardiac and respiratory monitors. Our doctors also have experience working in emergency facilities, providing them the knowledge and ability to cope with trauma cases, foreign body extractions, C-sections and other critical care situations. Greenwich Valley also utilizes the services of David Clark, DVM DACVS, a board certified surgeon, specializing in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Pain medications are administered before the procedure and patients are sent home with the appropriate medications to make their recovery as comfortable as possible. We perform a wide variety of surgical procedures and have operated on many different species of animals-everything from a mouse to a 240 pound Mastiff. We also follow our patients through the "at home" recovery process with post surgery rechecks by phone and with scheduled in clinic visits.