No one wants their pet to go through veterinary surgery. But sometimes it’s necessary to save their life or preserve the quality of their life. We take extraordinary care to protect the dogs and cats that go through surgery at Kennett Veterinary Clinic. And these days, veterinary science has changed so much that we can make pet surgery much easier on our patients.
Veterinary Anesthesia and Pre-Anesthetic Testing
Before procedures that require a general anesthetic, we offer pre-anesthetic testing to look for any unusual risk factors that may not be visible on physical examination. Blood tests check for liver and kidney problems, or any other health factors that might mean one of our patients needs special care or monitoring. An electrocardiogram allows us to check a little deeper into the heart health of our patients. We use a telemedicine service that includes evaluation of the ECG by a veterinary cardiologist.
The anesthetics we have now are so much easier on our patients than older drugs. We can quickly adjust our Sevoflurane gas anesthetic to be a little lighter or deeper as needed. Even older dogs and cats tolerate this anesthetic well which means that we can sometimes save the life of an older dog or cat or provide more comfort.
We constantly monitor our patients while they are under anesthesia and waking up. We have monitors that alert us if there is a change to heart rate and blood pressure, and we see every breath in real-time. This lets us move quickly to give your pet any additional support they might need. When a dog or cat comes through surgery well, it’s not only easier on them, it’s also easier on our clients.
After surgery, we normally schedule a pet to come back to us 10 to 14 days later to remove stitches. There is no charge for this visit.
Do you need to schedule surgery for your pet? Call us now at (573) 888-2255.
Experienced and Caring Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Mobley not only cares for his four-legged patients, he also cares for his clients, the humans who bring patients to his office. After thousands of cat and dog surgeries, he knows it’s important to ensure his clients can track with the entire surgical procedure. He ensures they:
- Understand the surgery, its risks and benefits
- Know what to expect after the surgery
- Have a good grasp of how to care for the pet after it goes home
Good communication is an essential part of providing excellent healthcare for the dogs and cats in our community.
If you’ve got a dog or cat that you think might be “too old” for surgery, we’d like to encourage you to bring them in to see us. With current veterinary surgery techniques, we can perform surgery even on old, sick animals and improve their conditions markedly.
We’re ready to help you and all your pets. Contact us to get started at (573) 888-2255.