Surgery

Surgical Services

  • Soft tissue and some orthopedic surgery
  • Advanced anesthesia monitoring
  • Early spay / neuter programs
  • Feline tendonectomies provided as an alternative to declawing

To ensure that your pet has a safe experience, we will:

  • perform pre-anesthetic blood tests for all pets over the age of 7

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  • minimize anxiety by providing sedation in the pre-medication
  • place IV catheter and administer appropriate IV fluids controlled by a fluid pump
  • maintain a normal body temperature using a Bair hugger (warm air blanket)
  • use a Cardell Max12 HD to monitor heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, capnography, ecg and blood oxygen levels
  • will only use Isoflurane inhalation anesthetic (This allows for a quicker recovery since it is not metabolized by the liver and kidneys)
  • minimize pain by giving pain medication as needed
  • Give thorough discharge instructions for you and your family to follow at home to ensure a safe healing process
  • Always be available for questions once you get home. 

Early spay / neuter program

At the Foothills Animal Hospital, we recommend that puppies and kittens be spayed or neutered between 12 and 16 weeks of age. Benefits of this program include:

  • Significant decrease in blood loss during surgery
  • Shorter surgical times
  • Quicker recoveries
  • Less post-op discomfort

Would you like some more information about spaying and neutering? 

Canine Spay

Feline Neuter 

Spaying and Neutering your Pet

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  • "Everyone is very professional, friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Overall we are very pleased with the service and care Pete received and would recommend taking your fur babies to see them anytime."
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    Show kindness and consideration of the animals."
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  • "The staff at Foothills are always very accommodating and super friendly, our dogs feel very comfortable when we take them into the clinic as well, that means and tells us the most about the total atmosphere at Foothills Animal Hospital."
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