General & Advanced Surgery

Our veterinarians are experienced in providing a wide variety of both general and advanced surgeries to treat many medical conditions. All pet owners tend to feel nervous or apprehensive when their beloved dog or cat is undergoing an invasive procedure such as a surgery. Our clients can feel assured that their pet is in the hands of experienced and precise veterinary surgeons, who have performed countless successful surgeries previously.

The majority of surgical procedures involve either general or local anesthesia. General anesthesia puts the patient in a deep sleep for the procedure. For procedures that involve a general anesthetic, the patient will be advised to stay overnight for monitoring. During all surgeries when the pet is under general anesthesia, the pet’s vital signs will be closely monitored by a technician using ECG technology throughout for safety. The monitoring process will allow the veterinary team to quickly act if an anesthesia or surgical issue poses a danger during the procedure.

Local anesthesia numbs a certain body part for the procedure. Sometimes, local and general anesthesia are used together for a greater degree of pain management. Local anesthesia can be used by itself for the treatment of small skin growths or lacerations, but can be difficult to implement in other procedures because the animal will not want to sit still for the surgery in most circumstances, even if they are numbed.

Some common surgeries that our doctors perform include–

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Mass removal
  • C-sections
  • Foreign body removal
  • Gastrointestinal procedures
  • Laser surgery

Our surgical suite is sterilized to provide the appropriate environment for the health and safety of surgical patients. All of the surgical instruments are thoroughly sanitized and any veterinarian or technician in the exam room will be wearing proper surgical garments to reduce any risks of infection or exposure.

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Address:
7372 Woida Rd N,
Baxter, MN 56425

Phone: 218.829.1709
Boarding Phone: 218.829.6542

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