Your Pet's Surgery at Cottage Veterinary Care

Your Pet's Surgery at Cottage Veterinary CareAdvanced Surgery Options in Pacific Grove

Dr. Wilkins and the entire staff at Cottage Veterinary Care understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. We strive to ensure that your pet’s procedure will be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will provide you with information on proper postoperative care, and answer any questions you may have, so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Eye surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Skin surgery

Anesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet’s safety during all surgeries.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests, and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol. An IV catheter is placed to give fluids and administer medications.

We utilize modern monitoring technology for all anesthetic procedures. During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary assistant using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Your Pet's Surgery at Cottage Veterinary CarePain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet’s body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

At Cottage Veterinary Care, we practice the most current pain management protocols. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.

Reproductive Medicine

Cottage Veterinary Care provides an array of reproductive services. Whether you are an experienced breeder or are breeding your pet for the first time, Cottage Veterinary Care can help—from initial planning and consultation all the way through birth.