The veterinarians at Bear River Animal Hospital are proud to offer advanced surgical techniques and equipment, such as laser surgery, gas anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring and heated surgical tables. Whether your pet needs a common spay or neuter surgery or a more complex procedure, take comfort in our surgical skill and experience. We offer the latest in veterinary surgical practice and the most compassionate team in the area.

Laser surgery is the safest and least painful surgical option available for your pet. The laser seals nerve endings as it moves through the tissue, resulting in less pain after surgery. Other benefits of laser surgery include less bleeding, less swelling, reduced risk of infection, and quicker recovery time. Laser spays and laser neuters can be performed upon request from the owner.

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. In addition, your pet is cared for on heated tables to maintain consistent body temperature and enhance comfort.

Surgical options include pre-anesthetic blood testing and EKG. We strongly recommend these tests for optimum safety during the surgical procedure. These tests 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 Metacam, given before your pets procedure and for 2 days afterward. This is a liquid pain 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.

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
  • Fracture repair
  • Ruptured cruciate ligament repair
  • Prophylactic gastropexies
  • Cosmetic eyelid procedures such as entropion repair and cherry eye repair
  • Emergency procedures such as laceration repair and C-sections