We employ appropriate up to date anesthetics to maximize patient comfort, lower anesthetic risk and promote faster recovery. Pre-anesthetic blood testing is recommended prior to the use of any anesthetics, especially for older and other high-risk patients. Up to date technology is employed to monitor vital signs throughout all anesthetic procedures.
ENDOSCOPY AND OTOSCOPY
South County Animal Hospital is equipped with both flexible and rigid endoscopes as well as a video otoscope. High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of a variety of your pet’s anatomy. This is a less invasive procedure and allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and even upper intestinal tract disease. Many foreign objects can also be removed without the need for surgery. Our video otoscope can show us if your pet’s eardrum is ruptured and allows us to irrigate & suction both the outer & inner ear.
We are proud to offer both basic ear cropping and implanted ear cropping. We offer services for all breeds who normally receive ear crops. The implants are a new technology that can be used for initial cropping or for repair of an ear that has failed to stand. We commonly use the implants in Great Danes and Dobermans but again can be used in any failed crop.
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened preoperatively, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: an independent surgery suite with a state-of-the-art CO2 laser; fully trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure the safest, most efficient, updated procedures for your pet; heated surgery tables for greater comfort; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; intensive after surgery care and pain management.
Whether your canine friend is suffering from a congenital condition or a serious injury after specific trauma, orthopedic surgery may be required to fix the joint or bone. When fixing a bone, you’ll need to see a professional who has the right training, experience, and tools. When it comes to these types of injuries, orthopedic surgery is the most efficient and effective option because it provides a fix before allowing your dog to return to a healthy ‘norm’. Depending on the issue, however, it’s generally one of the most expensive procedures and the rehabilitation time is much longer than lighter surgery.
Orthopedic surgery services we provide, include:
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Cranial Cruciate Rupture (Knee Ligament Repair)
- Luxating Patella Repair
- Back Repair
- Disk Repair
- Fracture Repair
- Hip and Pelvic Surgery
- Hip Luxation Repair
- Femoral Head and Neck Osteotomy
- Pelvic Fracture Plating
- Sacral Luxation Repair
Lasers are a superior alternative to traditional surgery. Lasers replace scalpels in many procedures, and are useful for a wide range of conditions such as soft palate resections, cyst, tumor, and wart removal, and are used exclusively at South County Animal Hospital in declawing. Laser procedures result in less pain, less bleeding and less swelling. They reduce the risk of infection and result in fewer postoperative complications.
Spay and Neuter Services
We perform ovariohysterectomy (spay) and castration (neuter) on dogs and cats. It is an important decision for the owners to get their pets spayed or neutered, but it is one of the best decisions which you can make for the long term welfare of your pet. For more information on spaying and neutering your pets click here.