The veterinarians at Bear River Animal Hospital are proud to offer advanced surgical techniques and modernized procedures. We utilize state of the art equipment such as Heska in-house laboratory machines, digital radiology, electrocautery and ultrasound, just to name a few. Whether your pet needs a common spay or neuter surgery or a more complex procedure, take comfort in knowing our highly skilled doctors and techs will be caring for your animal. We offer the latest in veterinary surgical procedures paired with the most compassionate team in the area. 

Surgical procedures performed at Bear River Animal Hospital include:

  • Spay (females)
  • Neuter (males)
  • Laser de-claws
  • Tumor removal
  • Biopsies
  • Puppy dewclaw removal and tail docking
  • Extensive orthopedics - including fracture repairs (external fix, pins, plates), FHO and cruciate repairs 
  • Prophylactic gastropexies
  • Cosmetic eyelid procedures such as entropion repair and cherry eye repair
  • Emergency procedures such as laceration repair and C-sections
  • Abdominal procedures such as splenectomies and foreign body removal

During anesthesia, we monitor your pet’s vital signs, such as body temperature, heart rate, and respiration to ensure safety. We use isoflurane gas, a general inhalation anesthetic that induces muscle relaxation and reduces pain sensitivity. 

Surgical options include pre-anesthetic blood testing and IV catheter. We strongly recommend these options for optimum safety during the surgical procedure. The bloodwork can reveal a variety of hidden health conditions that could put your pet at risk. We offer the latest technology, allowing us to perform safe and accurate blood chemistries and receive the results within minutes. These tests are similar to those your physician would recommend if you were undergoing anesthesia, and these test results will serve as future reference values should your pet ever become ill.

We believe every patient has the right to maximum comfort through pain management. You will have the option of additional pain medication, such as Rimadyl, given before your pets procedure and for 2 days afterward. This is a medication that will help alleviate the pain that may occur after the first few days of surgery. Added medications may be given to reduce or prevent vomiting or to prevent infection, depending on the procedure.