Surgery

Surgery

From routine spaying and neutering, to orthopedic services and soft tissue procedures, as well as lump and foreign body removal, exploratory surgery, and others as needed.

Did you know spaying or neutering your pet helps prevent disease, improve behavior, and reduce the number of unwanted animals in shelters?

Patient Care

Intensive care, pre- and post-surgical, surgical rehab, hospital care, and emergency services are available. Talk to the staff for details and your pet’s needs.

Anesthesia & Monitoring

GVAH uses a multimodal (multi-agent) approach to all cases that require sedation or anesthesia.

Types of anesthetic drugs have evolved greatly, and by using the multimodal approach we are able to formulate the combination that best suits the procedure and the individual pet. This not only lessens the amount of time your pet is under anesthesia, but also allows us to manage their pain and to wake them up in a more controlled manner. A trained technician will be monitoring your pet during the procedure and throughout the recovery process.

Before Surgery

1.

Ask your vet any questions you have prior to surgery day

2.

Do not feed your pet after 9:00 PM the night before surgery

3.

Confirm with vet if your pet’s regular medications can be administered 

4.

Bring your pet to the clinic between 7:30-8:00 AM day of surgery

5.

Leave a reliable phone number you can be reached at throughout the day 

After Surgery

  • Restrict exercise, such as running or jumping, for 7-10 days
  • No baths; keep sutures dry for 7-10 days
  • No feeding night of surgery; resume normal diet the next morning
  • Administer medications according to the label directions
  • Suture removal is not needed unless told otherwise
  • Contact us if wound appears red or swollen, or has excessive discharge or if a cough persists more than 3 days.

Surgery Drop Off Time

7:30 - 8:00 am

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Emergency Cases

701 757 3500

During emergencies, please note you may be seen by another vet as we partner with area clinics to provide after-hours care until 10 PM daily. 

If you have an emergency between 10 PM – 7 AM, call Red River Emergency Clinic for immediate backup: 701.478.9299