Surgical Care

We know that surgery can be a very difficult time for both you and your pet.  It is our goal at Valley Animal Hospital & Pet Resort to provide your pet the best in care through managing their pain both before and after surgery.

During the surgery, a veterinary technician monitors pets keeping a very close watch on his or her vital signs.  We utilize a respirator to assist in maintaining your pet’s breathing and oxygenations during the anesthetic procedure.  Intravenous fluids are recommended during anesthesia and we utilize special fluid pumps that assure a calculated and consistent amount of IV fluids are provided to your pet.  During surgery, your pet’s safety is our first priority.

Just as in human medicine, surgical patient monitoring is a necessity.  Knowing how your pet is doing under anesthesia is very important.  Proper monitoring provides greater safety during surgery.

You may be surprised to learn that much of the equipment used by physicians and surgeons in human hospitals is being used in veterinary hospitals.  Equipment manufacturers have dedicated much time and effort to develop specialized monitoring equipment for your pet.

In order to provide the best possible care, your pet’s vital signs are monitored under anesthesia with a Pulse Oxim eter.  A Pulse Oximeter monitors heart rate, respiration, temperature, SPO2 (blood oxygen saturation) and EKG.

If you have any questions about your pet’s surgery, please ask us to explain the anesthesia and surgical procedure.  We are more than happy to spend extra time communicating the benefits of the procedures.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dear Valley Animal Hospital,

    I am so thankful for Dr. Halverson and the staff at Valley Animal Hospital. My two babies (Dashchunds) were diagnosed and treated for pancreatitis last week. It is because of you that I still have my precious dogs! I will always remember the kindness and understanding I was given during a very difficult time. I have no doubt my babies were given the absolute best care! I want you to know it meant the world to me and I'm sincerely grateful.

    Thank you ALL so much!"
  • "I just wanted to tell you and everyone thank you so very much for your dedication to building trust and a relationship with our Koda. Further more we have never received a follow-up call from a veterinarian - ever. We feel confident leaving Koda in you care while going on vacation in a few weeks."
    Dr. Kathy Bradshaw