As in human surgery, successful surgical outcomes require extreme attention to detail. In each step of the surgical process, starting well before anesthesia, the staff at James Valley Veterinary Clinic strive to provide a comfortable, safe surgical experience for their patients. A small amount of blood is drawn from each patient for a pre-anesthesia blood screen. An intravenous (IV) catheter is placed in each patient for the administration of medications, anesthetic agents, and IV fluids which make the procedure safer and recovery easier for the patients. Where applicable a surgical LASER is used to make all incisions. The LASER used by Dr. Porter cauterizes (stops or slows bleeding), seals nerve endings, and makes surgery safer and less painful for her patients.
Gas anesthesia is crucial to safe and effective operations. While breathing an anesthetic gas called isofluorane the patients also breath oxygen. To monitor the level of anesthesia and its safety, a Lifewindows Monitor is used to measure heart electrical activity, lung function (oxygen and carbon dioxide levels), blood pressure, and temperature while patients are under anesthesia. Anesthesia is then adjusted as needed for the utmost safety of the patient.
The doctors and staff at James Valley Veterinary Clnic provide surgical and post surgical pain control as needed to insure each patient has a nearly pain free experience. This helps with recovery and return to normal life.