Small Animal Care
The small animal portion of our business routinely cares for cats and dogs, but our veterinarians have treated poultry, guinea pigs, rabbits, and pot-bellied pigs. Please call to ask if appointments for these other animal types are available. Our receptionists can also direct you to other clinics the area that work with exotic and pocket pets.
Small Animal Surgery
The clinic has a surgery room equipped with heated surgery tables, inhalation anesthetic and oxygen machine, IV fluid pumps, machines to monitor a patient’s vitals, and an autoclave for sterilizing surgical instruments. In addition, our fully trained veterinary and technical staff ensures the safest, most efficient procedures for your pet. While your pet is under the effects of anesthesia, he or she is monitored by a professionally trained veterinary technician. We offer a variety of routine surgeries, including spay and neuter of cats, dogs, declaw of the front feet in cats; dewclaw removal in dogs; hernia repair; caesarean sections; vulvoplasty; cystotomy; and ophthalmic procedures, to name a few.
We recommend patients have pre-anesthetic bloodwork done to ensure that the liver, kidney, and heart function is healthy and strong enough to withstand the stress of surgery and the effects of anesthesia. In addition, we recommend that all surgery patients have an IV catheter placed and receive intravenous fluids while under anesthesia. This allows a port for direct administration of emergency drugs should a need arise. Fluid administration helps the patient flush the drugs used from their system and facilitates a smoother, quicker anesthetic recovery.
In addition to routine surgical procedures, Dr. Mark Yoder offers canine ACL repair in small breed dogs via the surgical technique of cranial cruciate ligament stabilization. If you have had a positive diagnosis from another clinic and would like to schedule a consultation appointment, please contact our office.
Most surgeries require a period of fasting for your pet. These directions will be given to you when you schedule your surgery appointment. You will also be reminded of them as your appointment draw nearer.