We perform the following surgical procedures at True Veterinary Care:
Cystotomies (urinary bladder stone removal)
Foreign object removal
For more complicated surgical procedures we will refer you to local specialty surgeons.
We understand that surgery and anesthesia can be very stressful for you and your pet. For this reason we do not compromise when it comes to safety, and include the following extra care:
Mandatory pre-anesthetic testing to ensure there is no underlying disease that could cause complications.
IV catheter/IV fluid therapy for all anesthetized patients in which the procedure will last more than 5 minutes.
Anesthetic monitoring including: ECG, blood pressure, ETCO2, SPO2, heart rate, respiration, temperature)
Heat support (warming blankets)
Safe anesthetic agents
Endotracheal tubes to protect the airway
Kristen Cooley, BA, CVT, VTS(Anesthesia)
Specialized Anesthesia Care
For higher risk pets, we work with Kristen Cooley, BA, CVT, VTS(Anesthesia) who can provide specialized anesthesia care. Kristen is a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia, as well a member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists. Currently, Kristen provides anesthesia support for the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and a variety of research projects at the University. She also continues to teach there as part of the Small Animal Practice Laboratory/Junior Surgery course.
Specialized Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique utilizing rigid endoscopes and instruments placed into the abdomen through various small port to visualize disease processes, document them with high quality graphics, and perform biopsy or advanced surgical procedures. For this technique we partner with Keith Gunby, DVM. You can learn more about Dr Gunby and his specialization here: Veterinary Laparoscopic Services
Keith Gunby, DVM