Surgery

Surgery Services The veterinarians at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital 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. We have a state of the art sterile surgery suite.

The most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. All our veterinarians provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of elective surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Spays and neuters
  • Bladder surgery
  • Intestinal procedures
  • Mass removals
  • Minor rhinoscopy

Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is one of the most humane surgical techniques available. Laser surgery minimizes bleeding by cauterizing and sealing small blood vessels, reduces pain by sealing nerve endings as it passes through tissue, limits swelling because there is no physical contact between the laser and surgical area, and reduces the risk of infection.

The doctors at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital use a surgical laser in as many surgeries as possible and have had extensive training and over ten years of experience in this form of surgery.

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care.

Your pet receives state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring that is supervised by our skilled staff of veterinary technicians.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

While under anesthesia your pet is 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.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, 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.

For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications), and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.