If your pet requires surgery, you’ll be comforted to know we offer advanced surgical techniques and technology to ensure your pet gets the best outcome possible.
Pet Surgical Services and Facilities in St. Paul
- Cryosurgery – A safe treatment alternative to the traditional surgical approach, this technique, which utilizes liquid nitrogen or nitrous oxide, freezes unwanted tissue and consequently destroys it. It has proven to be very successful for a variety of skin conditions such as small tumors, cysts, skin tags, and other skin disorders, including some forms of cancer. The treatment causes the frozen tissue to fall off or dissolve, and usually sutures are not needed. This process may take up to 4 weeks, and fortunately the pet experiences very little discomfort during this process. Another benefit is your pet may not have to be anesthetized, which is a very large benefit if your pet is elderly or more sensitive to anesthesia.
Our veterinary surgical services and facilities include the following:
- Fully trained veterinary and technical staff, to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet
- A dedicated and fully trained surgical technician to continuously monitor patients during anesthesia
- Heated surgery tables for greater pet comfort
- Advanced sterilization techniques
- Advanced Anesthetic Monitoring that includes ECG, Blood Pressure, Oxygen Saturation, and Respiration
- Full-blood testing
We have a variety of specialists that come to our hospital to perform more involved/advanced procedures including soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Along with advanced imaging such as abdominal ultrasound and echocardiograms.
What You Can Expect
- Do not give your pet any food after 8 PM the night before surgery (except for water).
- Arrive at the hospital by 8:30 the morning of surgery.
- Consent forms must be signed.
- If your pet’s surgery requires anesthesia, we will do pre-surgical blood work for safety.
- Contact information for a responsible person available throughout the day must be provided.
- Discussion of any risks, possible complications, and recovery of your pet. Feel free to ask questions.
Feel free to call during the day to check on your pet’s status. Our office will call you with your pet’s status by the end of the day.
Pet Surgery Recovery
- Follow the doctor’s instructions.
- Monitor your pet’s incision for swelling and redness.
- Monitor your pet’s appetite.
- Maintain bandages and give medications as instructed.
- Return for follow-up as directed.