Your Pet's Surgery

surgery1 We understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Dr. Jones is a trained, skilled and experienced veterinary surgeon. He approaches this aspect of his profession with a deep sense of compassion for all animals. Dr. Jones has more than 32 years' experience in the veterinary field.

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

We offer a range of soft tissue surgeries that include, but are not limited to:

  • Spays and Neuters
  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Mass Removals

Orthopedic surgery procedures we perform in-house include:

  • Minor Fracture Repairs
  • IM Pinning
  • Limb Amputations

Anesthesia & Monitoring

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. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia care system.

At Harris, your pet will be cared for with the highest-quality anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring protocols by our skilled professionals. We use Isoflurane and Sevoflurane, two of the safest anesthetics available.

Prior to surgery, your pet will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen will be performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age will be 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.

surgery2Pain Management for your Pet

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on the body.

Pain slows healing, decreases activity, and causes behavioral 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 you may have once your pet has returned home.