Highly Qualified Surgeons
In addition to being able to perform routine surgeries, such as spays, neuters, lump removals, and soft tissue repairs, Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is staffed by vets with advanced surgical training. A board-certified surgeon is on staff and available seven days a week to handle challenging cases, including:
- Back surgeries
- Advanced thoracic surgeries
- Advanced abdominal surgeries
- Complicated lump removals
- Cruciate ligament repairs
Our surgeon is one of a very few vets in the region who is trained and experienced in performing the latest and most advantageous form of cruciate ligament repair surgery called TPLO or Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. We are very pleased to offer this service to the region, as it provides a much better alternative to the traditional type of surgery and dogs receive great benefit from this procedure should they need it.
The surgery suite at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital has been designed with the latest in veterinary medical technology. The surgical room is equipped with a special ventilation system, which reduces the risk of bacterial and surgical infections. All surgeries utilize advanced pet monitoring systems to track critical body conditions such as:
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturation
Utilizing digital X-ray and ultrasound technologies pre-surgery allows our veterinarians to approach the surgical procedures with the maximum amount of preparatory information. A surgical laser is used to reduce pain and inflammation during procedures and, following surgery, most patients are treated with veterinary laser therapy to speed healing. Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital works hard to assure that the latest advances in technology will lead to smooth surgical procedures and shortened recovery time for your pet.
What to Expect
When your pet is undergoing routine or expected surgery at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital, pre-surgery blood work will be conducted to assure strong internal health. You will be asked to withhold food after 10 p.m. the night before the surgery and to bring your pet to the hospital the morning of the surgery.
All patients are given a pre-surgery exam in the morning. The surgery will be done during the day and routine surgeries usually go home that evening. More complicated cases may require a longer stay.
In all cases, patients of Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital are closely monitored throughout surgical procedures and recovery. Our attentive and compassionate staff are available to you and will keep you updated every step of the way.