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Surgical Services

Pet Surgery & Surgical Services

NLVC provides the highest quality pet surgery and surgical services, post surgical care and pain management for your pet. Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

The decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We continually strive to keep our surgical techniques and equipment up-to-date. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible. During treatment, we care for your pet as if he or she were our own pet. Our team performs a wide-range of surgical procedures, including:

 

  • Pet spays and neuters
  • Soft tissue surgeries
  • Laceration and wound repair, growth removals
  • Dental extractions
+ Radiowave Surgery

With the addition of radiowave technology to our surgical practice, we now have the ability to offer your pet shorter anesthesia and post-surgical healing times with certain surgical procedures.

 

Examples of Procedures:

  • Spays/Neuters
  • Mastectomy
  • Tumor Removal
  • Skin Tags Removal
  • Gingivectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Ear Canal Polyp

 

How Does Radiowave Surgery Work?

 

A radiofrequency electrode tip becomes energized by radiowaves without become overly hot. The high frequency radiowaves provide specific and delicate tissue interaction. The result is a focused cutting and coagulating effect, which disintegrates and volatilizes single cells minimizing the amount of tissue damage. Healing is rapid and pain in minimized with less bleeding.

 

Distinct Benefits for Your Pet:

  • Decreased Post-Operative Pain: Radiowave surgery causes minimal tissue damage and allows for enhanced precision when making incisions
  • Decreased Post-Surgical Swelling: Increased precision compared to a blade and less heat than laser or electrosurgery = less tissue destruction and post-operative inflammation
  • Reduced Risk of Infection: Radiowaves vaporize bacteria, minimizing infectious agents from being seeded along the length of the incision
  • Quicker Recovery: With less tissue destruction, healing is hastened and your pet will recover quickly
  • No Burning or Charring of the Tissue: Radiowave surgery does not burn the tissue, like laser or high temperature electrosurgery

Ask if your pet’s surgery can be done with radiowaves.

Care & Comfort

In addition to standard hospital practices, we include several services during your pet’s surgery, including spay and neuter procedures, that are not offered at many hospitals, such as:

  • Intravenous fluids during the procedure to maintain adequate blood pressure and hydration
  • Pre-operative blood work to check for organ dysfunction that might preclude anesthesia
  • Induction of anesthesia with Propofol, a safer anesthetic drug that promotes improved recovery
  • Constant monitoring of your pet’s blood pressure, oxygen level, heart rate, temperature, and breathing
  • A perioperative heating blanket filled with warm air to maintain optimum body temperature
  • Two staff members at your pet’s side at all times
  • Extraction of retained baby teeth to promote proper adult tooth eruption
  • Heated recovery kennels in full view of staff who watch as your pet wakes
  • Pain-relieving medications, before and after, for optimum pain control
Pet Surgery