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Should your pet require a surgical procedure, our surgeons are trained in the latest techniques, to include: Laparoscopy Surgery and Laser Surgery. We present a wide range of soft tissue surgeries which include: spays and neuters, declaw, hernia repair, hematoma, tumor removal, skin growth removal and biopsies. Further, we offer more advanced surgeries such as: gastropexy, exploratory, eye enucleation, caesarian section, splenectomy, cystotomy, perineal urethrostomy, entropion repair, cherry eye pocket surgery, gastrotomy. For a listing of our Orthopedic Surgical Procedures and Canine Reproductive Services please visit the subsequent tabs.
Many clients have legitimate concerns about anesthesia safety. We agree and understand the importance of anesthesia safety. Anesthesia at Vale Park Animal Hospital is administered meticulously with monitoring support. An anesthesia plan is established with consideration of the pet’s history, physical exam findings, medical tests and the anticipated procedure to be performed. From these findings our surgeons select the best anesthesia drugs for your pet.
Close monitoring and observation is very important to ensure patient safety. Your pet is monitored by our staff until they are waking and stable. Close observation is continued during the anesthesia recovery period to help avoid patient discomfort, fear or injury.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparoscope (camera) is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen magnifies internal structures of the abdomen on a TV monitor for a more thorough examination. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of laparoscopy in veterinary medicine is for spays (overiectomy), biopsies, and gastropexy (stomach tack). It’s been used in humans for nearly two decades, but, in recent years, laparoscopy has been adopted as a less traumatic and less painful alternative to traditional surgeries in veterinary medicine as well.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of coherent light that can cut, seal or vaporize tissue. In the recent past, surgical lasers have become very important to veterinary medicine. With the arrival of surgical laser, many disease states previously treated by scalpel or electrosurgical unit are now treated with surgical laser. Laser provides the surgeon with improved hemostasis (the stopping of the blood flow) while significantly reducing the pain and swelling due to its unique properties.
Oliver is an adorable little pug but he was born with very small slits for nostrils. This caused him to work hard for each breath, and actually made him tired and less active because he wasn't getting enough air.
The laser is used to remove extra nose tissue so that his nostrils are wide open. This is what his nose looked like a few days after surgery. You can see the scabs where the extra tissue (known as alar folds) was removed. He also has some blue stitches where some extra eyelid folds were removed.
This is Oliver's nose after they have completely healed. His human mom and dad report he's very active now, doesn't sleep as much, and can handle exercise much better than before.
Every Wednesday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm we will be closing our clinic for staff training and assorted meetings. Starting promptly at 2:00pm we will resume normal business hours, but please know that during these scheduled meetings our office will be closed and our phones will be turned off.
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At Vale Park Animal Hospital we offer a wide variety of services for you and your pet. Learn about them here!