At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, our team is highly-skilled and trained in performing a variety of surgeries to improve your pet’s quality of life and health. We will be with your cherished animal before, during, and after surgery and will walk you through each phase of the process to make sure you feel safe and secure entrusting us with your pet.
We offer advanced surgical techniques and technology for dogs and cats. Board Certified Surgeons are available for more complicated soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries for your pet’s benefit. Our surgical services and facilities include:
Once the procedure is completed, a member of our nursing staff will call you with a status report.
We provide the same level of patient monitoring that you would receive if you were having surgery. We monitor all of your pet’s vital signs with state-of-the-art equipment as well as manual techniques. Pets are monitored during surgery using pulse oximetry, respiratory monitoring, EKG, temperature monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, and are given oxygen and also fluid therapy as indicated.
Your pet’s pain relief is our top priority. At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, we ensure your pet has minimal pain before, during and after their surgery. We utilize multiple therapies to control pain so that your pet is as comfortable as possible.
At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, we use the safest anesthetics available plus state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to further ensure the well-being of your pet during surgery.
Prior to receiving anesthesia, all patients receive a thorough physical exam and blood tests to make sure they are good anesthesia candidates. Patients are constantly monitored for heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and body temperature. An intravenous catheter is placed in one of your pet's legs to provide easy access for fluids and medication.
Anesthesia is customized to each individual animal’s need based on many variables including physical exam findings, pre-anethestic blood work, size and type of the animal and type of surgery required. Pain control is monitored before, during, and after all surgeries.
A multimodal anesthetic approach is developed for each patient. Sedatives are given to relax the pet prior to giving anesthetics to induce a safe plane of anesthesia. Gas anesthetic is then mixed with oxygen to maintain the anesthesia until the procedure is completed. Post-operative monitoring is very important, therefore, a veterinary technician is assigned to the safe recovery process for each individual pet. Most pets go home the same day of the procedure and “sleep off” the residual anesthetic agents overnight. Occasionally, some pets may be “hung over” for a day or two before they return to normal.
We will be alongside your pet every step of the way, nurturing your pet and making sure he or she is safe and comfortable. When you pick up your pet, the doctor or Technician will review the procedure with you and send you home with easy to understand aftercare instructions. We will call you within a few days to check on your pet and answer any additional questions.
Most Commonly Performed Surgeries at The Bluffs Pet Clinic:
For more information about your pet's surgical procedure or our surgical protocols, please call us at (651) 388-1103 or visit our surgical FAQs page.
I really feel like everytime I bring my pets in everyone makes me feel like my babies are their babies makes me feel super comfortable with the care that is provided. Not just another appointment you need to see.
I love how friendly everyone is, the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The care you have given my pets is exceptional, having alternative therapies and ways of treating animals is very important to me. Let's not leave out your outstanding communication with making follow up phone calls to see how my pet is doing and of course the compassion you show after the loss of a pet, the little extras you do mean a lot.
Bluff's pet clinic has always been great, honest, and genuinely caring. We moved away a few years ago and switched to a different vet. Well, it was then really realized how great Buffs is. There was no comparison. Bluffs is far superior. We have returned to Bluffs's and it's worth the drive!
I was so happy with the care Max got at The Bluffs. Your team is fantastic! Steve was fabulous and took a liking to Max right away, a true animal lover! They did not rush us and gave us many suggestions about him not taking to a litter pan (Good luck for us with that) He is getting neutered on November 28th. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you so much!
I love how everyone interacts with my pet. They were so considerate of my feelings as well. Our previous vet clinic did not really interact with my dog. They just treated her like a piece of equipment that needed to be fixed. It was so impersonal. For this reason, we go to the Bluffs Clinic, where we feel understood and cared for.