Complete surgical facility | Animal Clinic Calgary

By: Animal Clinic Calgary  09-12-2011
Keywords: pet, animal clinic, anesthesia

Surgery is performed at Animal Clinic Monday to Friday. Our veterinarians are committed to providing the safest and most comfortable surgical procedures for all pets.

We recognize that owners frequently have concerns related to anesthesia and surgical safety. For that reason, we take many precautions to reduce the risk your pet may face during anesthesia including:

Pre-anesthetic blood testing is available to determine if your pet is an ideal anesthetic candidate and allows us to fine tune our anesthetic protocols to suit your pet’s needs.

Individually tailored anesthetic protocols with the newest and most effective medications helps ensure that your pet is kept as safe and pain free as possible.

Strict sterile surgical technique is important to prevent post surgical infections. Routine use of prophylactic antibiotics is avoided to reduce risks of bacterial resistance.

Intravenous fluids help maintain blood pressure and prevent injuries to vital organs which can occur as a result of decreased blood flow (a side effect of general anesthetic). Intravenous access also gives us the ability to more easily correct problems that we may face during an anesthetic procedure.

Continuous monitoring of anesthetized patients, including heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure monitoring.

Constant warming of anesthetized patients is done to reduce the risks associated with low body temperature encountered during general anesthesia.

Keywords: anesthesia, animal clinic, pet

Other products and services from Animal Clinic Calgary

09-12-2011

Veterinary nutritional products and counselling

At Animal Clinic our staff is knowledgeable about pet nutrition and would be happy to address any questions or concerns that you may have. We would be glad to offer suggestions about what type of food would be most appropriate for you cat or dog. We carry veterinary prescription diets from the following companies. Veterinary dentist recommended toothpastes, chews, and oral rinses.


09-12-2011

Radiology | Animal Clinic Calgary

The animal health technologist initially views the x-ray on a viewer to determine if the technique and positioning was acceptable. There are 3 components to the radiology area of our clinic; the x-ray machine, the automatic x-ray processor, and the viewer. X-rays are generally performed by animal health technologists and veterinary assistants. The animal needs to be given a general anesthetic in order to obtain proper positioning.


09-12-2011

Dentistry | Animal Clinic Calgary

Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in dogs and cats; roughly 80% of pets show significant dental disease by the age of 3 years. A comprehensive oral exam by a veterinarians will help to determine the overall health and wellness of the pet as well as any potential dental problems. Reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.


09-12-2011

Health examinations and vaccines | Animal Clinic Calgary

Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital which has met the practice standards of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and is one of the few Calgary practices which is also accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Annual examinations for younger pets and bi-annual examinations for senior pets gives us an opportunity to find and resolve ‘issues’ before they become ‘problems’.


09-12-2011

Preventative medicine and pharmacy | Animal Clinic Calgary

The veterinarian or one of our staff members will advise you of any potential negative side effects, or whether the medication should be given on an empty or full stomach. After the veterinarian has examined your pet, or interpreted the necessary blood and urine tests, they may prescribe a medication. Since our patients vary so much in size, we calculate the dose of every medication on an individual weight basis.


09-12-2011

Archive Uncategorized | Animal Clinic Calgary

Our professional staff is well trained in all areas of animal nursing and is committed to ensuring that your animal has a comfortable and positive veterinary experience. Animal Clinic has been dedicated to providing the highest quality health care for your pet since our establishment in 1941.