Our staff at The Animal Clinic of Athens understands that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. This is why we make every effort to make that decision as comforting and stress free for both you and your pet. We offer advanced surgical techniques and technology. Every patient is carefully screened to ensure their health and safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Our surgical services and facilities include:
Two fully equipped surgery suites
Heated table for greater comfort & temperature control
Advanced sterilization techniques
ECG, O2 saturation, temperature, & blood pressure monitoring
Full blood testing for both pre & post surgical care
CO2 Laser & Radiosurgery
The 7 doctors in our hospital have a wide variety of surgical specialties and experiences. This allows more surgical procedures to be provided to our patients. Our hospital provides soft tissue surgical procedures such as: spay/neuter, growth removal, tumor biopsy, laceration repair, urinary bladder surgery and stone removal, abdominal exploratory surgery, oral surgery, Cesarean sections, and emergency surgery. The Animal Clinic also provides an array of orthopedic surgeries as well.
Spay/Neuter procedures are the most common veterinary surgery. This procedure will not only prevent unwanted litters for your pet, but will also help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer. The Animal Clinic understands the need for spay/neuter programs and therefore with every procedure we offer a free fecal parasite check, full exam, and a 1 year Rabies vaccination.
Before surgery, your pet will be screened and anesthetics will be specially selected depending on your pet’s breed, age, and health. Blood tests can also be performed before any anesthesia is given to confirm that your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia, and that your pet’s internal organs are functioning properly.
During surgery, your pet’s vital signs will be carefully monitored by a trained technician.
The ability for advanced monitoring is available with blood pressure, heart rate, rhythm,
and blood oxygen levels monitored to keep your pet safe during the entire process.
Communication is also an important part of the surgery process, and our staff will keep
you fully informed about your pet’s condition.
Your pet’s individualized pain management plan may include at-home pain medication
to keep them as comfortable as possible during their recovery. Our staff members will
walk you through every step and explain everything you need to know for your pet’s
post-surgery care at home.
If you have any specific questions regarding our surgical procedures, please call us at 423-745-7436.