Surgery

The Veterinary Medical Associates is committed to providing surgical services in a very professional and competent manner. In addition to neutering, ovariohysterectomy and declawing, a wide range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures are performed.

Our commitment is to maintain a standard of excellence in all aspects of surgical principles. These standards include:
• Maintaining a modern, clean, well-equiped surgical suite.
• The use of materials and instruments which give the optimum benefit to the patient for the procedure being performed.
• Following recommended guidelines for the sterilization of reuseable equipment and materials.
• Referring surgical procedures to a boarded specialist whenever necessary.

 

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 Due to advances in the technology of laser surgery, the Veterinary Medical Associates utilizes a laser surgical unit for nearly all surgeries. Using a laser to perform surgery provides significant benefits for your pet. These benefits include:

• Little or no blood loss because the laser seals small blood vessels.
• Little or no swelling because the laser seals the lymphatic vessels.
• Less post-operative pain because the laser seals the nerve endings.
• The laser allows for precision removal of tissue, usually decreases the surgical time required, vaporizes small growths, and may decrease recovery time.

 

 

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The surrounding photos show our laser unit in action. Upper left photo shows the laser control panel which regulates and displays laser levels. Upper right shows Dr. Munson making a precision incision during a surgical procedure. Lower photo shows the technician attending patient with entire laser unit in the foreground.