Woodview Veterinary Clinic
Animal Wellness Center

Canine Spay

A complete blood panel is run to look for liver and kidney disease. It is very important to know if your dog has a problem with either of these organs when we are planning anesthesia; certain medications can be harmful to these organs if they are already damaged. Then a sedative and pain medication is given to relax your dog and start to preemptively treat the pain associated with surgery. Once your dog is relaxed, an intravenous medication is used to place your pet under general anesthesia. An endotracheal tube is passed down her airway and connected to a gas anesthesia machine. This machine delivers isofluorane, the gas anesthetic, and oxygen to the patient. At this point an anti-inflammatory pain medication is given (Rimadyl or Metacam). The belly is the clipped and cleaned for surgery. An incision is made with a scalpel blade though the skin and the underlying tissues to enter the abdomen. The ovaries and uterus are removed. The abdominal wall is closed with suture that will absorb on its own. The skin is closed with non-absorbable suture that will need to be removed in 10-14 days after the procedure.

Canine Neuter

A complete blood panel is run to look for liver and kidney disease. It is very important to know if your dog has a problem with either of these organs when we are planning anesthesia; certain medications can be harmful to these organs if they are already damaged. Then a sedative and pain medication is given to relax your dog and start to preemptively treat the pain associated with surgery. Once your dog is relaxed, an intravenous medication is used to place your pet under general anesthesia. An endotracheal tube is passed down his airway and connected to a gas anesthesia machine. This machine delivers isofluorane, the gas anesthetic, and oxygen to the patient. At this point an anti-inflammatory pain medication is given (Rimadyl or Metacam). The surgical site is clipped and prepped. An incision through the skin and underlying tissues is made with a scalpel to get to the testicles. The testicles are then removed. The underlying tissue and skin are closed with sutures that the body will dissolve on its own.

Feline Spay

A complete blood panel is run to look for liver and kidney disease. It is very important to know if your cat has a problem with either of these organs when we are planning anesthesia; certain medications can be harmful to these organs if they are already damaged. Then an injection is given into the muscle to induce anesthesia. An endotracheal tube is passed down her airway and connected to a gas anesthesia machine. This machine delivers isofluorane, the gas anesthetic, and oxygen to the patient. At this point a pain medication is given. The belly is the clipped and cleaned for surgery. An incision is made with a scalpel blade though the skin and the underlying tissues to enter the abdomen. The ovaries and uterus are removed. The abdominal wall is closed with suture that will absorb on its own. The skin is closed with non-absorbable suture that will need to be removed in 10-14 days after the procedure.

Feline Neuter

A thorough physical is performed prior to surgery to make sure your cat is healthy enough, because this is such a quick procedure blood tests generally are not performed. Once the Doctor has determined it is safe for your cat to have surgery, an injection is given into the muscle to induce anesthesia. Because this is a quick procedure additional anesthetic agents are not needed. At this point a pain medication is given. The surgical site is clipped and prepped. An incision through the skin and underlying tissues is made with a scalpel to get to the testicles. The testicles are then removed. The incision is left open to drain and will heal on its own.

Feline Declaw

A complete blood panel is run to look for liver and kidney disease. It is very important to know if your cat has a problem with either of these organs when we are planning anesthesia; certain medications can be harmful to these organs if they are already damaged. Then an injection is given into the muscle to induce anesthesia. An endotracheal tube is passed down his/her airway and connected to a gas anesthesia machine. This machine delivers isofluorane, the gas anesthetic, and oxygen to the patient. At this point a pain medication, local anesthetic block (similar to what you get at the dentists office for cavities) and an antibiotic are given. The paws are cleaned. A scalpel blade is used to perform the declaw procedure. Once the claw is removed, the skin is closed with tissue glue and the paws are bandaged.

Woodview Veterinary Clinic
3284 Lighthouse Ln.
West Bend, WI 53090
(262)338-1838
(262)338-4146 (fax)
woodviewvet@hotmail.com