Your Pet’s Surgery
Your Pet’s Surgery
Dr. Cooper is a highly trained, skilled and experienced veterinary surgeon. He comes to this profession with a deep sense of compassion for all animals.
Dr. Cooper also understands that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. This is why he will strive to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.
We believe it is in the best interests of our clients’ pets for us to offer as wide an array of surgical services from our facility as possible. It is important for you and your pet to receive care in a friendly and welcoming facility from people you both have come to know in order to reduce stress and promote healing.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Sky Lake Animal Hospital offers a wide range of soft tissue surgeries that include, but are not limited to spays, neuters and mass removals.
Anesthesia protocol is decided on at the time of surgery based on your pet’s needs. Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance to us and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine.
At Sky Lake, we utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia machine. Your pet will have access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols by our skilled professionals.
Prior to surgery, your pet will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pets past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.
While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.
We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on the body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.
Laser Therapy (Class 4)
Class 4 therapeutic laser is used for post-operative care, treatment of arthritis, skin wounds and other selected conditions.
Therapeutic lasers supply energy to the body through light that is transmitted through the layers of skin and stimulates and accelerates the healing of damaged cells (with no adverse effect on healthy cells).
Laser therapy also decreases inflammation and eliminates pain, which allows your pet to quickly return to his or her everyday activities.