Surgery
Surgical Services
The decision to allow your cherished pet to undergo surgery is never easy. At Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic, our doctors and medical team are determined to make your pet’s procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We will provide you with estimates for the costs associated with surgery, as well as what to expect before and after surgery as far as caring for your pet. We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to, spays and neuters, skin mass removals, wound repairs, oral surgery,eye surgery,orthopedic surgery, gastrointesinal surgery, and bladder surgery.


Anesthesia
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is always our top concern; this requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet’s safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and we recommend that a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests plus your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol. While under anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary nurse using our monitoring system which tracks heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen levels.


Pain Management
We all know that pain hurts, but it also has 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 even interferes with the bond you share with 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 ─ pre-op, intra-op, and post surgical.


Postoperative Care
As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for him or her at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.