Our surgery teams utilize many safety measures comparable to human hospitals. Depending on the urgent nature of the surgery, abnormalities are addressed, drug selections are modified and sometimes surgeries are postponed or even cancelled until the veterinarian feels the surgery is safe to perform. Problems on the inside of the body are not always visible on the outside of the body and pre-surgical blood work provides important information about what is going on inside your pet. Once anesthesia is deemed safe for the patient, specialized monitoring equipment tracks a patient's vital signs and close attention is paid to ensure the best possible outcome for each individual patient.

Spay and Neuter

Spay (ovariohysterectomy) and neuter (castration) surgeries are procedures done every day at Crooked Creek on lots of pets. Pets that are spayed or neutered no longer have the desire or ability to reproduce and benefit from reduced hormone levels, which when higher, drive desires such as fighting, roaming and breeding. While these surgeries are routine for our veterinarians, they are still major surgeries. Making a common surgical procedure, such as a spay or neuter, as safe and comfortable as possible for the pet is a standard at our hospitals. To ensure the best possible outcome for each patient, we require safety measures including pre-surgical blood work, specialized instruments to monitor anesthetized patients' heart-rate and breathing, IV fluids, pain control and the safest gas anesthesia. Providing safe, high-quality care for spays and neuters at a reduced price enables families to provide this important care for their pets which benefits their lifelong health.