Trusted Veterinary Surgery Methods Accredited by AAHA
As the only AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital in Calhoun County, Michigan, you can rely on our expert veterinarians and highly trained staff to deliver the highest standard of veterinary surgery and care to your pet. We not only meet, but also exceed superior veterinary surgical protocols (including, but not limited to, sterilization, relentless anesthesia monitoring, hypothermia prevention tactics, and aggressive pain management) aimed at keeping your pet safe, healthy, and comfortable. Our pain management procedure utilizes injectables before surgery as well as oral prescription pain meds during recovery for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Further surgical standards are described in our veterinary surgery brochure.
Advanced Anesthetic Safety
- Bionet Vet Next anesthesia monitor—Continuously monitors your pet’s body temperature, blood pressure, EKG, respiration, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation.
- Circulating warm water blanket and “Cloud 9” warm air blanket—Prevents hypothermia, a major side effect of anesthesia that puts pets at risk for complications, discomfort, and slow recovery.
- Discounted pre-anesthetic blood work—Prior to surgery, we recommend that every pet undergo pre-anesthetic blood work. Although this is optional for younger animals, it is required in senior pets (those over the age of seven). This allows us to search for abnormalities that may not agree with anesthesia or, in some cases, alters the anesthetic protocol. In such an event, surgery may be postponed or canceled, as the risk of anesthesia may be too high.
- Licensed veterinary technician—Constantly monitors your pet for appropriate levels of anesthesia and any early indications of complications.
Veterinary Surgery: What to Expect
By midnight the night before surgery, you will need to remove all food and water unless your pet has a preexisting condition such as diabetes, in which case you should consult with your assigned veterinarian. Please bring your pet to our animal hospital at your admissions appointment (generally between 8 and 9 a.m.) on the morning of your pet’s scheduled surgery. You will need to allow approximately 15 minutes for a surgical briefing as well as a review of Presurgical Bloodwork Consent Form. We do hospitalize both stable and critical care patients during business hours, but some critical care patients may be recommended for transfer to a 24-hour facility designed for overnight stays.
Common Veterinary Surgeries Performed at Log Cabin Animal Hospital
- Spay and neuter
- Front declaw
- Tumor/mass removal
- Dental extraction
- Laceration repair
- Abscess incision and drainage
- Bladder stone removals
- Foreign body removals
- Orthopedic surgery (such as knee restoration, including patella and cruciate/MRIT surgery)
- Eye surgery, including cherry eye and entropion operations, as well as enucleation (eye removal)