Our top priority for your pet’s surgery is to keep them
SAFE & HAPPY
We use state-of-the-art surgical equipment and prioritize educating our clients, so you know the appropriate aftercare for your pet.
At Berthoud Animal Hospital, we perform outpatient procedures. Typically, check-ins will be from 7:45am-8:15am and your pet will stay with us until the doctor has cleared them from discharge. Discharges will usually take place around 3:00pm – 5:15pm. Depending on the severity of the surgery, your veterinarian may recommend transporting your pet to overnight care to ensure their health throughout the night. It is important to remember as an owner that there will most likely be multiple procedures performed throughout the day, so your pet’s procedure may occur closer to the afternoon, but the surgical staff will let you know an approximation of when their surgery will be.
COMMON SOFT TISSUE SURGERIES
Spaying & Neutering
Although many technological advancements have made anesthesia and surgery very safe for pets, some risks still exist. To decrease these risks, we require all patients undergo a physical exam prior to surgery and also conduct a pre-anesthetic blood screening before surgery day. This blood panel will help reduce anesthetic risks by ruling out many internal problems, including clotting disorders, liver and kidney abnormalities and anemia. In addition to the examination and blood screening, we also place an intravenous catheter and administer fluids to help keep your pet hydrated and maintain blood pressure during the procedure.