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Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic offers surgical services for our patients five days a week.
Spay and Neuter
A spay or neuter is the term for removing your pet's reproductive organs under general anesthesia. Spaying a female dog reduces the risk of breast cancer and eliminates the possibility of uterine infection or unwanted pregnancy. Neutering a male dog eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, reduces the risk of prostate cancer and may play a role in reducing urine marking behavior,. We recommend that pets undergo this procedure after they have completed all their vaccinations and are at least 6 months old.
Soft Tissue Surgery
In addition to spays and neuters, the veterinarians at Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic can perform other surgeries such as mass removals, feline declaws, bladder surgery, eye surgery and even emergency surgery to remove foreign material from the GI tract.
Anesthesia, Pain Management and Monitoring of Your Pet
While undergoing surgery at Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic, your family pet will receive the highest level of care. One of our highly trained veterinary technicians will accompany your pet through its entire surgery and recovery from anesthesia. We provide constant monitoring of parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate, and ECG to help facilitate a positive outcome for our patients.
Controlling and minimizing your pet's pain both during, and after surgery is a top priority for our veterinarians. Pain medications will be administered as necessary to make sure that your pet is as comfortable as possible during their procedure. We use several different techniques to manage your pet's pain including anti-inflammatory medications, local anesthesia to numb the painful area, and post-operative cold laser therapy to encourage the body to start the healing process as soon as possible.
We highly recommend that all pets undergo a pre-anesthetic blood test prior to their surgery. This simple test provides the veterinarian with helpful information about your pet's liver, kidneys and other internal organ function. It reveals their ability to metabolize anesthesia.