Routine Surgical Services
The types of surgeries we perform include routine surgery such as spay and neuter, as well as emergency surgery services. These surgeries include, but are not limited to:
- Spay and neuter for dogs, cats, and rabbits
- Dewclaw removal
- Emergency surgery for wound and laceration repair, foreign object removal
- Tumor removal and biopsy
- Eye surgery to repair entropeon, cherry eye, and enucleation
- Orthopedic surgery limited to CCL repair, luxating patella, and femoral head ostectomy
Our doctors perform surgeries using a surgical laser. The benefits to your pet include; less bleeding, lower chance of infection, and faster post-surgical recovery.
Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
Our goal is to decrease the risk of anesthesia by using the safest anesthetics and medications available. Patients are continuously monitored throughout surgery by a veterinary technician, as well as equipment to read vital signs. Those readings include pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, respirations and EKG. The use of advanced anesthetic protocols along with extensive monitoring ensures the safest possible conditions for each and every surgery at our hospital.
Pain Management and Control
At Sugar House Veterinary Hospital, your pet's comfort and happiness is our biggest concern. Whether recovering from surgery, injury, or experiencing age related discomfort, pain management is our top priority. We want your pet to have the best quality of life possible, that's why we always send home pain medications following surgeries, or after injury. For arthritic patients, we employ supplements, laser therapy, and anti-inflammatories to ensure your pet gets the most out of life.
During a regular exam and visit, a dental exam is also conducted. Tartar buildup, loose teeth, broken teeth, or obvious decay is evaluated, and a treatment plan is created. Dental disease has been linked to heart and kidney failure making it incredibly important to maintain a healthy mouth. We recommend that all pets receive a thorough dental cleaning with x-rays regularly. This includes a comprehensive oral exam, cleaning, and polish, as well as diagnostic analysis of the dental x-rays performed.
As a maintenance option in between x-rays, we also offer Preventative Dental Cleaning and Assessments without anesthesia through Animal Dental Care, if your pet is a candidate. We require a free dental exam before any dental procedure is scheduled to ensure the proper treatment plan for your pet.