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Pre-Surgical Blood Screening
Pre-surgical blood screening is recommended prior to any procedure where your pet will receive anesthesia. Not all potential problems can be detected via a physical exam and pre-surgical screening can potentially identify disorders that may increase your pet's anesthetic risk. We can adjust our anesthetic plan to account for mild abnormalities or identify when anesthesia may not be safe for a patient.
Depending on the type of surgery being performed, we use a combination of injectable and Isoflurane inhaled anesthetics. To ensure the safety and health of your pet while under anesthesia, a Certified Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician Assistant will monitor blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and oxygen content in the blood.
Spays and Neuters
To ensure the safety and health of your pet, we recommend all cats and dogs be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. Dogs spayed prior to their first heat cycle have shown a decreased risk of mammary cancer. Spaying also prevents potentially fatal uterine infections. Neutering males eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate diseases.
Dental health is important to your pet's overall health. JVC offers teeth cleaning, as well as tooth extractions and oral surgery. Tartar and plaque causes gum disease and tooth decay, leading to problems with the heart and kidneys if left untreated. Ask your veterinarian for an evaluation of your pet's teeth to determine the best course of action. Visit our Dental Health page for more information.
We have the capability to perform a variety of procedures including growth removals, eye surgery, wound repair, amputations, abdominal exploration, and bladder surgery.
Advanced Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes more advanced problems occur that require specialized surgery beyond our capabilities. We contract with a board-certified veterinary surgical specialist to provide advanced surgeries via our practice. We also maintain relationships with several referral and specialty clinics in the area to provide a wide array of surgical options.