Creating the Safest Surgical Experience for Central Maine's Dogs and Cats
Here in Skowhegan, ME, your pet’s safety is always our biggest concern the moment they walk through our door. Whether they require soft tissue or orthopedic surgery to improve their quality of life, we're equipped to perform a wide variety of procedures. As with human surgery, cat and dog surgery can have its share of risks. With our skilled staff and advanced surgical equipment, we provide an experience that minimizes risk and maximizes comfort for your cherished pet.
Need to schedule an elective surgery for your pet? Have questions for our team?
Why We Recommend an Exam and Blood Work Before Surgery
Examining your pet before their surgery makes it easier for us to understand their health and create a tailored anesthesia plan. Age, health history, and weight are all factors we consider to ensure that they are receiving the proper care. Screening your pet beforehand also gives us a chance to detect underlying health issues that could interfere with their surgery.
Additional Surgery Safety Protocols We Follow
Our surgical suite includes all the equipment needed for our team to perform elective and non-elective procedures.
- We can use inhalant (gas) and/or injectable anesthesia
- We have equipment for measuring your pet’s blood oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rhythm, respiration, and more
- If necessary, we can also perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check your pet’s heart function
- We have licensed veterinary technicians on staff to watch over your pet and closely monitor their vital signs