Coombs Veterinary Hospital provides the following surgical interventions for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Though considered "Routine," these procedures are still major surgeries requiring full General Anesthetic. We consider these operations to be major events in the life of your pet, and take great care to make sure every procedure is performed with safety and compassion in mind.
In order to increase anesthetic safety, we offer pre-anesthetic diagnostics before all routine surgeries.
- Blood Work - This allows your Veterinarian to check the systemic health and organ function of your pet. Even young, healthy looking animals can have genetic issues or birth defects lurking inside that cannot be otherwise identified. Problems with the kidneys and/or liver are particularly important to investigate prior to anesthesia.
- ECG - This is important for animals with arrhythmias and/or heart murmurs. There are also certain breeds (such as Boxers or Doberman Pinchers) that are prone to heart disease and regular screening is encouraged.