All dogs and cats undergoing anesthesia will have a pre-anesthetic blood panel to assess organ function and establish the safest possible anesthetic protocol. This can be done the day of the procedure up to 14 days prior, per the review and approval of the veterinarian. Your pet will be monitored while under anesthesia for heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, blood pressure, anesthetic depth, and body temperature. Pain is controlled via a multimodal approach including injectable medications and oral pain medications post procedure.
All patients receive warm fluids for the entire procedure to protect core temperature and blood pressure. Sterile surgeries will be performed in a separate surgery suite. All patients will have continuous monitoring in recovery until they can sit up and have normal body temperature. A detailed report, medications, and instructions for home care are sent home at the discharge time at the end of the day.
If there were any tissue samples sent in for pathology, there would be a follow-up consultation regarding the findings, approximately 7-10 days later. Most surgeries will have sutures that need to be removed; there will be a recheck appointment in 10-14 days.
Garrison Animal Care Clinic has strict, conservative anesthetic protocols designed to avoid and minimize surgical complications. Our doctors request an initial exam before scheduling a surgical procedure and will examine the pet before any pre-anesthetic medications are given. To avoid anesthetic complications, we reduce the required anesthesia by supplementing the gas with a sedative. Our doctors will not perform any anesthetic procedure without evaluating the patient’s risk factors.
Common anesthetic surgeries completed at Garrison include:
- Spay and Neuter Surgeries
- Anesthetic Dental Cleanings (Cleaning, examination, full-mouth dental radiographs, extractions, and dental bindings)
- Entropion and Cherry Eye Surgeries
- Laceration repair
- Foreign Body Removal
- Abdominal Ultrasound (anesthesia occasionally required)
- Orthopedic Surgery (with visiting surgeon)
Welcome to Garrison Animal Care Clinic!
We're here for the pets of Lakewood and the greater Denver area. Use the information below to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm