Set Your Pet Up For A Healthy Life
Spaying and neutering your animal is an essential step in preparing any young puppy or kitten for a happy, healthy life. You may have a lot of options of where to get the procedure completed, but instead of choosing the closest spay and neuter clinic to you, why not get your new friend the compassionate veterinary care they deserve? At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, your pet is more than just another name on the spay schedule — they’re a treasured part of our community. Please continue reading to learn all the ways we work to deliver quality, compassionate pet care. Call West Ballantyne Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today!
The surgical team at West Ballantyne Animal Hospital is equipped to handle nearly any operation your furry friend could need:
- We believe pet comfort is essential to effective care, and treat your pets as if they were our own.
- We use human-grade anesthesia and adjuvant-free vaccines and medicines.
- We prepare individualized anesthetic plans prior to any surgery your pet needs.
- We monitor pets during surgery to minimize the risk of complications.
- We prepare personalized post-surgery care plans to aid your pet’s recovery.
Spay and Neuter
One of the most important ways to prevent illness in cats and dogs is to spay and neuter them at a young age. We know you have many options when it comes to getting your pet spayed or neutered. When deciding on a spay and neuter clinic, quality medicine and procedures should always be the top factor. Still, we also know that cost is a significant factor in making that decision. When comparing your options for your pet’s surgery, make sure you compare apples to apples – or in our case, Labradors to Labradors! Here’s how West Ballantyne Animal Hospital stacks up against the competitors:
We do NOT consider your pet as spay #7. Spay and neuter clinics are able to charge less because they operate an assembly line. At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, we treat your pet as an individual and design an anesthesia program specific to your pet’s needs.
Pre-Anesthesia Blood Work
We perform blood work on all pets going under anesthesia. First, it ensures the internal organs are working normally to metabolize the anesthesia drugs we use. Blood work abnormalities may make us choose different medications or even postpone surgery altogether in order to prevent potential complications. Second, suppose there are any problems during or after spay/neuter surgery. In that case, we have a baseline of average health results tested beforehand to help us determine the cause of the problem.
An IV catheter is standard for every pet under anesthesia. It’s the best for your pet, and we don’t charge you for it. IV catheters allow us to give your pet fluids during surgery. Most importantly, they allow direct access to veins in the case of an emergency.
We use Sevoflurane inhaled anesthesia. It is the most modern inhaled anesthesia and considered to be one of the safest in the industry. It’s actually the same high-quality anesthesia used in human pediatric surgery! Most other veterinary hospitals do not use this.
We want to ensure that your pet stays comfortable with minimal pain after their spay/neuter procedure. After this major surgery, we send your pet home with oral pain control medications. There is no additional charge for this medication to keep your pet comfortable. We care about happy pets!
Free Surgical Rechecks
We are happy to recheck any surgery that our team has performed for free! Think the incision looks too pink? Has your pet been licking it too much? Notice a bump in that area? Bring your pet in, and we will take a peek and ensure everything is healing well – all with no exam fee! For even more information on our surgical care – take a look at our surgery page. If you like more than that, give us a call! We would be happy to go over any questions you have!