We perform a wide variety of surgical procedures at Crossover Veterinary Clinic, including:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Lacerations,  wound repairs, and abscesses
  • Tumor removals
  • Biopsies
  • Intestine and stomach (foreign body removal)
  • Urinary tract (stone removal, urethral obstruction)
  • Trauma surgery
  • Eye surgeries including “cherry eye” correction and eye enucleation
  • Hernia repair
  • Tail docking and dewclaw removal
  • Dental extractions

Pain management is a top priority at Crossover Veterinary Clinic.  All pets receive appropriate pain control pre- and post-op to minimize discomfort and optimize healing.

Anesthesia is customized to your pet’s individual needs.  Our trained assistants and state of the art equipment monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure,  blood oxygen level, temperature and other values during surgery.

If your pet is having surgery at Crossover Veterinary Clinic:

Pets need to be dropped off at the clinic between 7:30 and 9:00 am.

Food should be withheld after 9 pm the night before surgery is scheduled, but do not withhold water.  Your pet can have water right up until when you leave for the clinic.

Most pets having routine surgery will spend one night in the clinic. This includes dog spays, dog neuters and cat spays.  Cat neuters (males) go home the same afternoon. Most simple mass removals and dentals can go home the same day.

All pets having elective surgery (spays, neuters, declaws, etc.) must be current on certain core vaccinations.  The required vaccinations for dogs are rabies, Da2PP ( distemper, parvo combo)  and bordetella (kennel cough.)  For cats the required vaccinations are rabies and FVRCP (distemper- respiratory complex.)

Surgery prices include the actual procedure, anesthesia, hospitalization and pain medication.  Most procedures also include an IV catheter and fluids given during the procedure.

We offer pre-surgical bloodwork, which includes a blood count and a chemistry panel. Bloodwork may reveal internal diseases before any outward symptoms have appeared. In particular, bloodwork may reveal conditions such as diabetes, liver or kidney problems, infection or anemia that increase the risk of anesthesia and surgery if not corrected. We recommend bloodwork for all surgical candidates, but require it occasionally on older pets if the doctor feels it is necessary.   The cost of the bloodwork is not included in the surgery price.

We place an IV catheter and administer fluids to the majority of our patients during surgery.  Placing an IV into the patient’s leg reduces risk while under anesthesia by allowing us direct access to the circulatory system if needed.  A catheter must be placed in order to administer intravenous fluids, which maintain the patient’s blood pressure and hydration during anesthesia.

If you have any questions about these options feel free to call and speak to us ahead of time, so you will know what to expect the day of your pet’s surgery.

Here is a slideshow of the steps involved in a dog spay at our clinic: