Information for Veterinarians


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The surgery protocol that we use is highly-refined and extremely safe. Please direct any medical questions or concerns to Dr. Andrea Master-Everson, our medical director.  Please do not hesitate to call (318-221-0017), visit our Contact Page, or schedule a tour of our wonderful surgical facility located at 2515 Line Avenue.

Screening

  • Animals are examined by a vet prior to surgery
  • Severe obesity, URI, vomiting, ocular disease, depressed attitude or arrhythmia are some conditions that would be a basis for rejection

Feline Prep/Induction

  • Buprenorphine and diluted Acepromazine IM
  • Diluted Telazol IM
  • Isoflourane Gas
  • Meloxicam .1mg/kg for animals over 4 months of age

Canine Prep/Induction

  • Sub-Q Acepromazine, IV Telazol
  • Intubation and Isoflourane Gas
  • Morphine IM post-induction as preemptive analgesia
  • Meloxicam .1mg/kg for animals over 4 months of age

Surgery Techniques

  • One surgery pack per animal; no re-use of equipment prior to re-sterilization via ultrasonic cleaner AND autoclave
  • Use of Miller’s knot on ovarian pedicle and uterine body
  • Pedicle tie for feline OHE (ovarian pedicle)
  • Figure 8 knot for feline/canine scrotal neuters
  • 5 knots on all sutures to eliminate dehiscence
  • 3 layer closures

General

  • Animals 8 years and older require pre-op blood work
  • All open umbilical hernias will be repaired
  • Once induced, all patients will be monitored 100% of the time
  • Full-term pregnant patients will receive an IV catheter
  • Surgical scrub consists of a minimum of 3 alternate scrubs
  • Cages cleaned at least once daily with trifectant