524 Old Goff Mountain Road

Cross Lanes, WV 25313

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Surgery

Our facility is equipped to handle multiple surgeries at one time. At our peak times during the year, we average between 20-25 surgeries per day. Anesthetic procedures are performed by 2-3 of our doctors per day. Our doctors are able to perform many various types of surgeries, ranging from neuters and spays to c-sections and bladder stone removals. We also frequently perform orthopedic procedures such as broken legs, TTAs, patellas, and more. If your pet needs a surgical procedure, please call us to schedule a consultation. Click here to see a behind-the-scenes video about surgical procedures.

Warming Elements

While your pet is under anesthesia, their temperature may drop due to their inactivity. It is critical that they stay warm during their procedure in order for them to have a quick recovery. In addition to the warming surgery tables, Thermoflect Heat Reflective Blankets, and warming fluid bottles that we use, our staff also uses many other elements to ensure your pet stays warm throughout their stay here.

The Hotdog

This device is used in conjunction  with a warming pad to warm your pet from beneath.

The Warm Air Blanket

This device is a blanket that is continuously filled with warm air. The blanket is laid over your pet during their procedure and, if necessary, during recovery to warm them from above or below.

This device is used to warm the IV fluids that are given to your pet. This helps to warm the pets internal temperature by working through the bloodstream.

The Angel

Ventilators

We have multiple ventilators to not only breathe for your pet during surgery, but to also control how many breathes they take as well as their CO2 levels.

Oxygen and Isoflurane

Each surgery table has an oxygen and isoflurane machine that enable us to control the anesthetic levels of your pet. Outside of surgery, there are three more of these machines: two in treatment and one at the dental table. Surgery is also equipped with sevoflurane which is used for high risk patients.

Monitoring Equipment

During your pet's procedure, we use many tools to monitor their vitals and make appropriate anesthetic adjustments, as needed, to maintain a safe procedure and ensure a  quick recovery.

IV Fluid Pump

Our hospital is equipped with many fluid pumps. Each surgery table also features at least one of these. These machines are used to pump IV fluids into our patients, to keep them hydrated during their stay, as well as maintain their blood pressure during anesthetic procedures.

Multiparameter Monitor

Each surgery table is also equipped with one of these monitors. These machines provide crucial information about your pet's vitals during anesthetic procedures. It displays an EKG, Blood Pressure, SPO2, CO2,  Temperature, Respiration, and Heart Rate. One of these machines is also featured on the dental table.

Our team is capable of performing multiple orthopedic procedures. This is the machine that powers the drills that we use to fix broken bones.

(A) The scope is used to take biopsies, to remove foreign bodies, and to explore the inside of the stomach, the respiratory tract, and the nasal passages.

A

B

C

(B) The laser is used to help expedite healing and to reduce pain from many types of ailments, including arthritis.

Special Equipment

Our facilities is equipped with many different tools to help us perform special procedures.

(C) The ultrasound machine is used several times a day to ultrasound our patients in search for thoracic and abdominal abnormalities, and pregnancy checks.

(D) The electric cautery is used to cauterize bleeding vessels, to help to prevent blood loss.

D

E

(E) The suction is used to remove excess fluids during procedures, to help the patient as well as to visually aid the doctor while performing surgery.

Recovery

Each and every patient that undergoes any anesthetic procedure (whether it be light sedation, or a surgical procedure) will see the recovery area. In the recovery area, our staff continually monitors your pet, logging vitals, and ensuring a safe, comfortable, and easy recovery.

The anesthesia chart is used to monitor and keep track of your pet's vitals. Your pet's heart rate, pulse oxygenation level, respiratory rate, temperature, carbon dioxide level, blood pressure, oxygen level, isofluorane level, and fluid rate are recorded every 5 minutes.