Because of the shorter lifespan of our companion animals we stress the importance of an annual physical examination for cats and dogs under seven years of age, over seven years we recommend biannual visits as a year in their lifespan is equal to more than four years of our lifespan. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help identify problems early and allow us to intervene early. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best!
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. For procedures lasting over 10 minutes or so we place an intravenous catheter and administer intravenous fluids. This supports blood pressure, protects the kidneys and liver and allows us instant access to the circulatory system should a problem be detected. Often we will ask that an older animal or one with known major organ dysfunction come in the night before for intravenous fluid therapy. We have a Bair Hugger to help regulate temperature on smaller patients.
Surgical Services: Our surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures and we have multiple anesthesia monitoring equipment to allow us to monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation level and blood pressure. Dr. Steve Gentry visits us to provide excellent orthopedic care including fracture repair and TPLOs. Dr. Gentry has performed surgery on three of Dr. Branson’s dogs!