All patients receive intravenous fluid therapy, cardiac and respiratory monitoring, oxygen saturation measurement, EKG, and audible breathing pattern devices during anesthesia. Pre-operative laboratory testing is routinely performed, including the evaluation of blood clotting times. Intraoperatively, patients are intensively monitored. Gas anesthesia with medical grade 100% oxygen is routinely used. Recovery is in a quiet, warm environment and pain management is our major priority. Many surgeries can be costly. Encino Veterinary Clinic provides a detailed estimate of charges in advance so that pet owners have no surprises at checkout time.
- No Food or Water after Midnight
- Dropoff 8:00 – 8:30 AM
- Notify us of Medications in the last 24 hours
- Vaccines must be current
- Exam and pre-anesthetic Bloodwork may be Required
- In rare cases, an overnight stay may be required
- Pick Up and Delivery of Pets is Available
At Encino Veterinary Clinic we want your pet to undergo ALL surgical procedures in a clean safe environment. Each animal gets it’s own individual surgery pack, with no sharing of instruments as can happen in low-cost, assembly line practices. A Sterile technique for each animal with a veterinary technician overseeing each patient’s anesthesia on a one to one basis. Pain management is a priority, and, although most animals manifest little pain from these procedures, we always dispense medication to be sure they experience the absolute minimum discomfort. It’s your decision when to spay/neuter your pet but our doctors will be happy to explain the pros and cons of spaying or neutering and at what age. Most of the time you can pick up your pet the same day.
We understand that it can be very stressful when your pet is in surgery. Therefore, you are always welcome to call at any time to get an update on your pet from our caring hospital staff. Communication is our specialty.