Safe Surgical Care for Your Pet
Cummings Veterinary Hospital provides soft tissue, dental, and basic orthopedic surgery services, as well as referrals for procedures as required.
We understand that for many of our clients the thought of their pet undergoing surgery produces anxiety. Many owners feel the biggest risk posed is anesthesia. However, today’s anesthetic agents are so much safer than older protocols. This, combined with our veterinarians’ skills and exacting standards for care, ensures a safe surgical outcome for your pet. We are proud of our surgical suite, skills, and reputation, and are confident routinely bringing geriatric patients into surgery.
Pre- and Post-Surgical Procedures Protect Your Pet From Harm
- Blood chemistry profiles and exams—Verify that your pet is healthy for surgery and rule out many problems that would prohibit or complicate surgery.
- Monitoring—Various high-tech equipment monitors your pet’s bodily functions, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen tension.
- Safe anesthetics—Which are fast acting, resolve quickly, and can be reversed.
- Intravenous fluids—Normalize blood pressure and ensure adequate tissue oxygen perfusion.
- Pain management—Pet medications control pain, since pain impedes healing.
- On-site blood donors—Two dogs and one cat are "on staff" and available as blood donors, should your pet need a transfusion.
Surgeries routinely performed:
- Ovarian hysterectomy (spay)
- Orchiectomy (neuter)
- Declawing and ear cropping
- Mass and tumor removal
- Pet dental cleanings and procedures
- Tissue biopsies and cancer surgeries
- Wound or laceration care
- Fracture surgery
- Foreign body removal
- Bladder stone removals
- ACL repair and orthopedic surgeries
- Emergency care (during office hours)
Read an excellent article for more information on what to expect when your dog or cat undergoes pet surgery from the Pet Health Library at PurinaCare.com.