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Our Laser Surgical Care Pledge
We at the
We stand by the belief that the type of care we'd expect for our own pets is what our families expect us to provide for theirs, and have set our standards for providing quality medicine to all our patients accordingly.
Our surgical costs are due to many factors that we feel will benefit your pet while they undergo major laser surgical procedures at our center. While we cannot speak for the services provided by other veterinary hospitals, We Pledge this is what your pet's surgery will encompass when they are at the
Pre-Surgical Examination & Consultation
Before undergoing any surgical procedure at the
The Laser Surgical Procedure Itself
The surgery package itself includes not only the time and expertise of the Laser Surgeon to perform the procedure, done with our surgical laser, but the hospitalization, anesthesia, intravenous fluid therapy, surgical preparation, and surgical monitoring required while your pet undergoes anesthesia and subsequent recovery. We consider these services and standard of care to be comparable to the content and quality of what a person would receive during a surgical procedure in a human hospital, as well as being the baseline standard of care for veterinary surgical and anesthesia technique as defined by the AVMA. The use of a surgical laser is considered by the AVMA to be above and beyond the baseline standard for surgical technique. We consider it better for your pet than a traditional scalpel because the surgical laser is able to reduce the trauma caused by surgery, resulting in less pain, less swelling, less bleeding, reduced chance of infection, and overall better healing times.
The anesthesia included in the surgical package is for one hour of surgical time, about the average time most veterinary surgical procedures take, and includes the induction, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery during which a Licensed Veterinary Technician specifically trained in surgical care, assisting, and monitoring will always be right at your pet’s side.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
This individual is your pet’s dedicated patient advocate, and will alert the Laser Surgeon immediately if any concerns or complications arise. This individual will also be your point of contact regarding any updates or progress reports you wish to receive on your pet during their stay with us, or any special requests you may have for their comfort and care. Licensed Veterinary Technicians provide the voice for our patients that can't speak for themselves, and we consider them to be a valuable part of our medical team.
Multi-Modal Pain Management
There are medications your pet will receive during the procedure, and go home with, to manage their pain and ward off possible infection. What are considered “routine” surgeries in veterinary medicine are treated as major invasive procedures for humans undergoing similar surgeries requiring intensive management of pain and possible infections. No MD would operate on you without pain management or antibiotics on board, and we believe that no DVM should operate on your pet without providing them the same level of relief and protection.
The Importance of Follow-Up Care
Because we are greatly concerned with your pet’s full recovery, their first surgical follow-up examination within 14 days of their discharge is included with the cost of surgery. Please, always feel free to call us with your questions and concerns, because you are the best person to understand your pet’s normal behaviors. If anything seems "off" to you during their recovery time, we want to make sure we address it in a timely manner. These phone consultations are always at no charge to you.
Not only it is the law, it is ethically and morally important to us as a laser surgery center that we keep all medical wastes out of our environment and from becoming health hazards, therefore a small, nominal fee is rolled into the surgical cost that assists us in having these materials specially carted away to where they can be properly processed and disposed of.
Reducing The Risk Of Complication
All surgical and anesthesia procedures come with a certain degree of risk. At the
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I want to thank Dr. Winkler and his staff. They are the most compassionate animal care center ever. And when we recently had to put our kitty down, no where else will you receive the compassion they show. God bless them for their kindness and caring hearts.