Anesthesia

We know and understand every pet owners concern regarding anesthesia. Our goal is to make these procedures as safe as possible by providing the following: Isoflurane gas anesthesia and modern methods are at the core of our anesthesia protocols; electronic patient monitoring and attention to our patients separates us from alternative surgical providers. Your pet’s safety is our primary concern! Pre-anesthetic blood testing is our medical standard, and if there is a concern with your pet’s blood tests, your veterinarian will determine the best course of action. Some test results may require postponing the procedure until the pet receives treatment for an underlying condition.

During all anesthetic procedures we continually monitor your pets vital signs (blood pressure, tidal CO2, pulse oximeter, heart rate, ECG, and body temperature). An IV catheter is used in order to continually administer IV fluids during anesthesia, and pain medications as needed.

Surgeries

surgeryWe offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. Patients are examined and given pre-anesthesia blood tests to assess the health of their internal organs prior to surgery. Anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include registered veterinary technicians and other technical staff to ensure patient comfort and safety prior to, during, and following surgery. We employ state-of-the-art protocols for your pet: pain management, heated surgery tables, and circulating warm water pads are employed for patient comfort; ECG, blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and oxygen saturation monitors are used in all procedures; and advanced sterilization techniques are used. Recovery after surgery is carefully monitored, and pain medication is tailored to your pet’s needs.

Laser Surgery

laserThe interaction of laser light with tissue provides an enhanced approach to surgery versus the surgical scalpel. In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam can efficiently ablate (either vaporize or chip away) the living tissue, while decreasing bleeding and pain. In addition, use of a surgical laser for mass removals enables the surgeon to achieve greater confidence in the removal of all diseased cells. The vast majority of surgeries performed at Parkway Animal Hospital and Laser Center include the use of a surgical laser. Laser surgery means less pain, less bleeding, a reduced risk of infection, and a faster recovery time for your pet.

Specialty Surgeries

surgicalOur veterinary staff includes surgeons able to perform most eye, soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures. In the event a specialist is needed, we extend surgical privileges to board certified surgeons. The overall case management is retained by your veterinarian, while the board certified surgeon performs the actual surgery at Parkway Animal Hospital and Laser Center. Your veterinarian is directly involved in post-surgical recovery. We also maintain relationships with other local veterinary specialists in private practice and at the NC College of Veterinary Medicine.