Veterinary Surgery for Dogs & Cats
in West Bountiful Area
Animal Care Center is committed to the highest standards of care for our surgical patients. We implement cutting-edge technology to improve the surgical experience and enhance recovery. In addition, our rehabilitation center offers a variety of options during the recovery phase, including therapeutic treatments and pain management techniques.
Surgery & Anesthesia
Prior to surgery, we develop a pain management plan for before, during, and after the procedure. Administration of anesthesia is determined by your pet’s breed, age, condition, and type of surgery. Pet owners receive information and instructions regarding pain management and pet care, for every phase of the procedure and aftercare.
Before undergoing anesthesia, your pet receives a thorough exam with laboratory testing and bloodwork to determine overall health and patient risk associated with surgery. During the time your pet is under anesthesia, our veterinary technician monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, and blood oxygen levels. Once surgery is over, the patient is closely monitored until alert and fully recovered from anesthesia.
Patient safety is our priority for any surgery, whether a routine procedure, such as spay or neuter, or a more complex operation. We employ the latest in cutting-edge technology to enhance our surgical options, including laser surgery and laparoscopy.
Laser Surgery for Pets
We are proud to offer laser surgery as one of the many advanced technical options for your pets. As the laser cuts, it actually seals the capillaries along the incision to dramatically decrease bleeding. Nerve endings and lymph vessels are sealed during the incision process, reducing pain and swelling. A laser also kills bacteria, reducing the risk of infection. All of these benefits lead to a faster recovery from surgical procedures performed using lasers.
A laser is an intense beam of highly focused light that can cut through tissue. It is used for very small, precise cuts in biopsies, eye surgery, or tumor removal. Lasers can also be used to perform traditional soft-tissue surgical procedures, such as spays, neuters, and thyroidectomies, with fewer side effects.
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Pet Surgery
Animal Care Center recognizes the benefits of minimally invasive surgical options. Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy (spay) has been shown to decrease post-operative pain by up to 65%, allowing the patient to return to normal activity levels much faster than before.
We are also able to offer our large breed, deep chested dogs a preventive gastropexy (stomach tacking) procedure that is much less invasive and painful than the traditional method. This procedure reduces the risk of death by bloat or gastric dilatation and volvulus.