Including routine procedures such as spays and neuters to soft tissue excisions. For orthopedic and some soft tissue surgeries, we may refer out to our trusted specialists.
Valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate).
Generally speaking, it’s the best noninvasive, non-painful way to evaluate fluid-filled & soft tissue organs in your pet’s. We are able to check your pet’s liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas, eyes, lymph nodes, testicles. intestinal tract, prostate, uterus/ovaries, & heart.
We only perform surgeries Monday – Friday. If your pet is over the age of (6), the doctor will recommend blood work within three months of your pet undergoing anesthesia. For most dental or surgical procedures, a pre-eval exam is required. Most post-evaluation exams and suture removals are complimentary. It is hospital policy that your pet be up-to-date on his or her annual exam and vaccinations before time of service.
Before you come: All surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia. Because anesthesia may cause nausea, we request all pets fast for at least 12 hours prior to drop-off. If your pet is over the age of (6), the doctor will recommend performing blood work within three months of your pet undergoing anesthesia. All blood work must be drawn and reviewed prior to scheduling your pet’s appointment.
Our office will advise you what time to drop-off your pet for surgery. A technician will always go over after-care instructions at pickup. For our patient’s safety, we place an I.V. Catheter during most sedated procedures, so your pet may go home with a small shaved spot on his or her leg. We also perform a complimentary nail trim with all anesthetized procedures (unless requested otherwise).
After being dropped-off, a doctor physically examines your pet and reviews recent blood work to ensure s/he is safe to undergo anesthesia. Throughout the entire procedure a technician monitors and records your pet’s vital signs. Most surgeries require sutures, which means your pet will likely be sent home with pain medication and a cone (or Elizabethan collar), and your pet will need to return in 10-14 days for a complimentary incision evaluation and suture removal. Your pet must wear the cone until the sutures are removed.
Not all surgery’s are equal. At Crossroads Vet Clinic, we believe in giving the best care during surgery & after. While in surgery, we monitor our patients Oxygen, Co2 levels, Temperature, Heart Rate & Blood Pressure.
A technician will always go over after-care instructions at pickup, and will send you home with an aftercare reference sheet. Also, we will call the next day to check on your pet following the procedure.