Does your normally docile, friendly pet turn into the Tasmanian Devil the moment you pull into the veterinarian's parking lot? It's not unusual for pets to feel a little stressed by a visit to the ...View Article
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We offer a large range of surgical procedures including spay/neuter, mass removal, biopsy, dental extraction, intestinal foreign object removal, bladder stone removal, feline declaws, and limited orthopedic surgery. Santa Fe Pet Clinic also has access to local and university board certified surgeons to complement the care we offer and to perform more specialized surgeries.
Prior to surgery, patients have a pre-surgical blood profile performed to make sure they are suitable candidates for anesthesia. Also, before, during, and after the surgical procedure, your pet is continuously monitored via ECG ( which monitors heart rate and rhythm), and Pulse Oximeter (which monitors oxygen saturation of the blood). And we manually check our patient’s status regularly looking at such things as capillary refill time on the gums (to check circulation in the tissues) and the rate and quality of their breathing.
Providing pain relief during and after the surgical procedure can greatly impact a patient’s post-op recovery and how well they do after going home. Sufficient pain control can help with a pet's attitude and activity and even shorten healing time during their recovery period.