Our state-of-the-art surgical suite with the most modern equipment, provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures, including spay/neuters and feline declaws. Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet’s health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, all patients undergo pre-anesthetic blood testing. These tests not only give us a more complete picture of your pet’s health, but also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regimen that is specific for your pet. During surgery, we use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, such as blood pressure monitors and EKG machines, to monitor your pet’s vital signs. IV fluids are also used for surgical procedures in order to support the vascular system and provide an open port for rapid medication administration. All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures such as spay/neuter surgeries, receive pain control medications. We urge you to discuss operative pain management options with our staff. Our Surgery assistants, working along with Dr. Buffington, are professionally trained to observe and monitor your pets throughout the entire procedure, from induction until recovery. They will also be assisting in adjusting the anesthetic levels according to the patient’s vital signs and ensuring your pet remains stable throughout their procedure.