Our doctors perform most routine surgeries to care for your pet, but also work with a mobile Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon for more complicated surgeries.
Spay & Neuter
Soft Tissue procedures
All our surgical instruments are sterilized for each patient, if an item cannot be re-sterilized it is thrown away. We understand cost considerations are always important, but excellent care with advanced equipment, while more costly, provides better care for your pet. Please ask us about our payment options.
Pre-anesthetic blood work
is recommended for all anesthetized patients to ensure there are no underlying metabolic problems, and to determine the most appropriate anesthetics and medications that should be used for your pet. All patients are pre-medicated with anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, and pain medications, as well as a sedative after an initial examination with the veterinarian. Our treatment area is kept quiet to further reduce anxiety, and patients are kept warm on heating blankets, receive IV fluids and antibiotics as needed.
At Highland Animal Clinic, we understand the concern every owner has for their pet when they undergo general anesthesia, sedation, and surgery. We take special care in our facility, equipment, and utilize experienced staff to minimize the risks of anesthesia and surgery. A licensed technician/nurse oversees each hospitalized patient and will text or call you with updates during your pets stay and, in the days following. They monitor your pet from check-in to check-out.
Every pet undergoing anesthesia receives an individual anesthetic plan, with the safest anesthetic drugs available, and has constant blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG, temperature, oxygen saturation, and depth of anesthesia monitoring performed by experienced licensed technicians/nurses, and when appropriate receives post-operative therapy laser treatment to decrease inflammation and speed healing.
White Blood Cells: Evaluates the immune system status and identifies infection or inflammation not evident on the physical examination.
Red Blood Cells: Carry oxygen to the tissues and carbon dioxide to the lungs for removal. Proper numbers are vital to successful anesthesia.
Platelets: Part of the blood clotting system. Adequate numbers must be present to prevent excessive bleeding.
Chemistry and Electrolyte Profile:
Chemistry tests provide vital information about the internal organ function that cannot be determined from a physical examination. These tests provide vital information regarding the function of the kidneys and liver, the body’s ability to heal, and blood pressure maintenance as well as blood sugar levels.
Electrolytes provide vital information regarding heart function, fluid balance and the need for fluids during anesthesia.