Surgical Services

Why we Recommend Surgery

At BVL Veterinary, our surgical services reflect the diverse and complex cases we encounter on a daily basis. Routine surgeries, emergency surgeries and complicated procedures are all skillfully performed in our well-equipped surgery suite. Our veterinarians have years of extensive experience providing surgical care and utilizing the safest and best practices for anesthesia, monitoring, and pain management. We understand that it can be frightening to receive the news that your fur baby is being recommended to undergo a surgical procedure. It is important to understand that it is a recommendation that our veterinarians do not take lightly.

If one of our veterinarians’ is recommending a surgical procedure, rest assured that it is with the best interest of your pet in mind. It is important to us that you understand the reasons as to why a surgical procedure is being recommended and are able to comfortably make the right decisions regarding your pet's health.

Our hospital follows the highest standard of care for your pets and although the decision to have your pet undergo surgery is ultimately up to you, our veterinary team will present you with all the facts and possible outcomes to help you make an informed, ethical and compassionate decision that is in the best interest of both you and your loyal canine/feline friend.

Why we Perform Pre-Surgical Diagnostics 

One of our highest priorities in any surgical approach is to keep your pet safe and pain-free both during and after their procedure. For optimal safety, prior to any surgeries our veterinary team will verify the specifics to each procedure and a licensed veterinarian will perform a pre-surgical thorough examination. We also ensure pre-surgical blood tests have been completed, documented, and reviewed by the veterinarian. 

BVL Veterinary Hospital routine surgeries include

but are not limited to:

  • Spay / Neuter

  • Mass removal

  • Mastectomy unilateral / regional 

  • Laceration / wound and abscess repair

  • Umbilical / Diaphragmatic / Inguinal hernia repairs

  • C-Sections

  • Exploratory Surgery

  • Cystotomy (removal of urinary bladder stones)

  • Removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies

  • Urinary blockage

  • Enucleation (eye removal)

  • Entropion (Inverted eyelid)

  • Ectropion  (Outward eyelid)

  • Third eyelid prolapse (Cherry eye)

  • Pyometra (Infected uterus) 

Among other diagnostic testing, these precautions help determine if your pet is at risk for complications while under general anesthesia. Prior to surgery we will place an IV catheter for fluid therapy to maintain hydration and support blood pressure. Your beloved pet will also be assigned a dedicated veterinary technician to monitor their vital signs including heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, oxygen levels, respiratory rate, and much more. While your pet is under anesthesia, he or she will be on a warming system to regulate their body temperature and provided with pain relief medication during and as well as after the surgery.

In our well-equipped sterile surgery suite, we prevent any post-surgical infections or cross contaminations. Our medical staff must wear the appropriate surgical attire including disposable caps, latex gloves and masks when entering the sterile surgical suite. Anyone involved in the procedure itself must also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves. BVL Veterinary’s surgical instruments are also carefully cleaned, sterilized, and wrapped prior to each procedure to help prevent infections.

All the pre-surgical diagnostics recommended by your veterinarian will only ensure them and yourself that your pet will be safe under anesthesia. If your veterinarian has recommended your furry loved one to go into any surgery, count on the pre-surgical diagnostic testing prior to your appointment because you care about your pet's overall health just as much as we do!

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