Mountain Veterinary Hospital is capable of performing many different types of surgical procedures, from simple outpatient procedures to complicated orthopedic surgeries.
We realize that your pet is a beloved member of your family, and that any time your pet requires surgery, it is stressful not only for your pet, but also for your family.
For these reasons, we try to avoid keeping pets overnight whenever possible. We are able to do this by forgoing general anesthesia on many surgical procedures, instead utilizing light sedation in combination with local anesthesia (making the area numb). We find that this is much less stressful on the pet, recovery time is much faster, and the pet is usually able to return home the same day the procedure is performed.
Of course, general anesthesia is necessary on many major surgeries. When general anesthesia is required, the pet's heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure, blood oxygen, and respiration are continuously monitored from the beginning to the end of the procedure. Nothing is more important to us than a successful outcome to any surgical procedure we perform, and returning the pet safely home.