Soft Tissue Surgery
Any surgical procedure involving anatomy other than the skeletal system is considered soft tissue surgery. There are many different types of procedures, including, but not limited to, spay and neuter, tumor removal, laceration/wound repair, biopsies, and abdominal surgeries including caesarian sections, bloat, foreign body removal and more.
We recommend pre-anesthetic blood testing prior to all surgical procedures. These tests help determine liver and kidney function, along with evaluating the blood cells which aid in infection control, blood clotting and healing. Even apparently healthy animals can have serious organ system problems that cannot be detected without blood testing. At River Ridge Animal Hospital we can perform in-house immediate testing prior to surgery.
We use the safest injectable and inhalant (gas) anesthetics available in veterinary medicine and we carefully monitor each anesthetized patient with pulse oximetry, respiratory monitors and a certified veterinary technician.
Managing pain is a critical part of our strategic plan, before, during and after your pet's surgical procedure. We utilize protocols designed to keep your pet comfortable and free of stress during surgical procedures. These medications are tailored to your individual pet and the procedure being performed.