Your Pet's Surgery in Kirland, WA

Your Pet's Surgery

kirland wa area veterinarianWe understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Eastside Veterinary Associates we strive to ensure your pet's surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also endeavor to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, Eastside Veterinary Associates performs an array of soft tissue surgeries. We also work with one of the highest rated orthopedic surgery specialists in the region to ensure your pet receives quality, timely care.

In addition, we have an incentive program to help encourage clients with puppies or kittens to schedule a spay or neuter within the recommended one year of age timeframe. We will include the preoperative blood work and IV catheter at no charge, which is a $130 value.

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Pain Management

We also believe that identifying and relieving pain is important to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. Pain medications include dental nerve blocks for extractions to lower general anesthesia requirements, constant rate infusion, oral medications, IV meds, and patches such as Fentanyl or Lidocaine.

At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

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Anesthesia and Monitoring

Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols that are available.

All patients receive a pre-anesthetic exam before the procedure and blood work is reviewed by a doctor prior to administration of pre-operative medication to sedate the patient. The result is that anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which includes the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. We also can use a warming blanket (Hot Dog warming system) to maintain a proper core body temperature.

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