Springtown Veterinary Hospital is very proud of the quality of veterinary surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Our network of specialists includes on-site board-certified surgical specialists capable of providing your pet with a wide range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical services on an on-call basis.
At Springtown Veterinary Hospital, we make anesthesia as safe and comfortable for our patients as possible. Diligent monitoring of the effects of anesthesia is paramount to providing a successful outcome.
Each anesthetic procedure is closely monitored and recorded by one of our highly trained veterinary technicians. Our doctors are never more than a few steps away from any anesthetized patient. Depth of anesthesia is subjectively assessed by our technicians using factors such as heart rate, respiratory rate and strength, mucous membrane color, and pulse strength.
We utilize a Multi-Parameter Anesthesia Monitor to help objectively assess our patients' anesthetic depth. Pulse Oximetry gives us a continuous visual reading of your pet's blood oxygen saturation level. ECG monitoring allows us to continuously track the rate and electrical activity of our patients' heart. Any changes in the ECG will be diagnosed and treated quickly.
Blood Pressure Monitors allow us to continuously monitor the blood pressure of anesthetized patients. Early signs of hypotension can be addressed readily before further problems arise. Surgical patients are maintained on intravenous fluids to ensure adequate blood pressure and blood flow.
We also maintain our patients' body temperature by utilizing a warm water-heated blanket.
Because any surgery can cause pain, we provide pain medications during and after every surgical procedure.
As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we will provide you with detailed, written instructions 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 take your pet home.