Surgery

Procedures in a clean, safe environment.

Your pet is safe with us.

We know that it can be a stressful time when your pet needs an operation. We’ll be with you every step of the way. We’re happy to give you a full tour of our clean, state-of-the-art surgical center before making a decision to go through with the operation. Once that route has been approved, we’ll go through everything with you to ease your mind. Using our comprehensive surgical protocols, we maximize the likelihood that your pet will have a successful surgery and a quick, un-complicated recovery.

General Anesthesia

For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol, including monitoring vital signs during the procedure, to ensure our patients’ safety.

We begin most general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.

Advanced Surgical Procedures

Our wonderful team of veterinarians are fully capable of performing most surgical procedures. If the need arise for a board-certified specialist, we have your pet covered at Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic! We can perform orthopedic or advanced complex surgeries that might otherwise be referred to a specialty facility. We are proud to offer our clients this convenient and often money-saving option.

Dentistry

Why is dental care so important? Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show oral disease symptoms. In fact, most pet parents are not away that their pet is dealing with dental issues. Bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your pet’s teeth may require veterinary attention.

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken, or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.

Have you spoken with our team and are ready to provide your consent for our surgical services?