Surgery

BVH offers routine general soft tissue surgery service to our patients. To help prevent any complications under anesthesia, all patients are intubated to provide oxygen and anesthesia as well as to keep the airways clear. All surgical patients will also have an intravenous catheter placed to administer any drugs as well as to provide IV fluid support.

During anesthesia, several different parameters are continuously monitored to ensure that you pet is stable (electrocardiogram, oxygen saturation of the blood, temperature, amount of carbon dioxide being exhaled, sensation, etc.), and adjustments are made if any of these parameters are not in an acceptable range.

In the event that your animal requires a surgical procedure that cannot be performed at BVH, a referral to one of the local specialty hospitals will be made so that a board-certified veterinary surgeon can perform the surgery.