Our clinic offers general and some specialty surgical services performed in our state of the art surgical suite. We perform routine soft tissue surgery (spays and neuters) as well as skin, eye, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and some orthopedic surgery. For more advanced procedures requiring board certified expertise, we work with ambulatory surgeons who can operate here or we can refer to surgeons in the Frederick, Washington, Baltimore, or Leesburg area.
Anesthesia is supervised by our team of veterinarians and carried out by our experienced team of certified veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants to ensure that your pet is safe and pain-free throughout the procedure. We perform many of the same steps that are used in human anesthesia. We first determine the overall health of the patient prior to surgery by recommending appropriate blood tests or imaging. On the day of the procedure, an IV catheter is placed and pre-medication is administered to calm your pet and provide balanced anesthesia. Medication is injected through the catheter to provide initial anesthesia and then the patient is maintained on oxygen and an inhaled anesthetic. An individual anesthetic technician is dedicated to monitoring your pet throughout the entire procedure. We also provide comprehensive pain management before and after surgery. Our goal is to provide a safe, pain-free and fear free surgical visit!