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General Surgery

Many of the surgeries that we perform are elective such as spay, neuter, and dewclaw removal. But there are times when a pet has a problem from eating an object that gets stuck in the stomach or intestine that needs to be removed. Some pets may need surgery of the urinary bladder to remove a stone. Skin tumor removals, laceration repairs, and even some orthopedic problems are also commonly treated at Desert Hills Pet Clinic.

Ellman Surgitron Radiosurgery is also available to cut tissue with reduced surgical swelling, minimized scar formation, and decreased blood loss similar to a laser. With less trauma to the patient, there is less pain and an improved recovery.

If your pet requires surgery, we will make sure that you understand all aspects of the surgery and all options available. We take great care to make sure that your beloved pet is treated as if it were our own.

Pain Management

Pain management is critical to your pet's recovery. We ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible by using the most effective medications available. To minimize surgical pain, we give injectable medications prior to starting the procedure and send home pain medications to provide comfort during the healing time. Depending on the level of pain anticipated, other pain management techniques may be used including a continuous rate intravenous infusion of analgesic, local anesthetic and nerve blocks, and even epidural analgesics.