Why we are the best choice for your cat’s surgical needs
Many cat owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Cat Care Clinic, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority, so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.
Our procedures include the following:
Safer and Balanced Anesthesia — Depending on the specific needs of your cat, we use a combination of injectable and inhaled gas. By using a combination of drugs the side effects of anesthesia can be greatly reduced and your cat will be less stressed and more comfortable. We use either isoflurane or sevoflurane gases to maintain anesthesia.
IV Catheter Placement — In most cases, an intravenous catheter will be placed to allow quick access to a vein for administration of pain medication, antibiotics, and rescue drugs should they be needed. An IV catheter also allows for fluids to be administered directly into the vein to support hydration and blood pressure during anesthesia.
Experienced Monitoring Support — our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors and experience to continuously monitor your pet's body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, carbon dioxide & oxygen levels and blood pressure.
Pain Medication — is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work — ensures your cat is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.
All surgery pricing includes pre-anesthetic blood work, necessary anesthesia, and pain medication
Veterinary Surgical Services
Cat Care Clinic provides surgical services for cats only. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your cat with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.
Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.
In addition to spaying and neutering, we offer the following surgeries:
- Cesarean Section
- Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
- Declaw Repair Procedures
- Entropion Repair
- Exploratory Surgery
- Foreign Body Removal
- Mass / Tumor Removal
- Oral Surgery
- Sub-total Colectomy
- And other general surgeries as needed
Recognizing and Preventing Pain
Your cat's comfort is our number one priority when caring for them. Recognition of early signs of pain can be difficult in cats. They are masters of hiding pain which can make it very hard to appreciate at home. Dr. Moran is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and focuses on preventing or treating pain in all surgeries, injuries, and illnesses we see in cats.
We use extended release injections for pain, oral medications, local nerve blocks for surgery when appropriate, and can recommend alternative medicine when requested. You can be assured that we use the safest and most effective medications available for cats. Cats cannot take the same medications that humans and dogs do so please do not medicate at home without the supervision of a veterinarian. If you think your cat is in pain please make an appointment to see our veterinarian as soon as possible.
Here is a helpful document to help you identify pain your cats at home:
How To Tell If Your Cat Is In Pain.