State-of-the-Art Pet Surgery
Rest assured when you bring your loyal companion in for pet surgery at our AAHA accredited facility. We adhere to only the highest standards and provide extensive surgical services in soft-tissue and orthopedic care. We closely monitor your pet before, during and after surgery with the most up-to-date equipment and anesthetic procedures. Furthermore, we’re here for you should you have any questions leading up to or after surgery. Pain management is always a top concern for the pets of Ames and surrounding regions and we’ll always send your pet home in your loving arms with the appropriate medications.
Keeping Your Pet Safe and Pain Free
We’re constantly aware of your pet’s comfort and safety during any procedure at Somerset Veterinary Hospital. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork will be taken and sent to our laboratory should we have any reason to think your pet may have an adverse reaction, which can be the case with puppies, kittens and senior pets. We will give your pet a complete physical examination beforehand, including a weight and temperature check. We also have the ability to track vitals in your pet with our advanced monitoring equipment.
The vitals we monitor during surgery include:
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
- Body temperature
- Blood oxygen saturation level
- Exhaled carbon dioxide level
- Blood pressure
Since pets are very good at hiding pain and we don’t want them to have any unnecessary discomfort, we go through great lengths at Somerset to make sure they’re pain free. We administer pain medicine before and after a procedure, and we send them home with appropriate pain medication.
The pain management techniques we utilize include:
- Local anesthetics
- Dental blocks
- General anesthesia
- Oral pain medication
Surgeries We Perform
Because we stay current on veterinary research and procedures at Somerset, the list of surgeries we perform is long. Dr. Rivers, our owner, performs a large variety of soft-tissue surgeries and Dr. Brent Reimer, a Board-Certified Surgeon, performs orthopedic surgeries.
We’re experienced in the following surgical procedures and more:
- Spay and neuter
- Cat declaws
- Cancerous mass removal
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Canine gastropexy, which relieves trapped air in larger breeds
- Splenectomy to stop bleeding in the abdominal cavity of dogs
- Gastrotomy and enterotomy to remove foreign bodies
Contact us with any questions about our pet surgery services. Remember pet wellness care can be your guide to preventative treatment for your animal companion.