LONGENBAUGH VETERINARY HOSPITAL P.C.
15703 F. LONGENBAUGH
HOUSTON, TX. 77095
A SPAY OR A NEUTER IS NOT ?JUST A SPAY OR NEUTER?
A procedure such as an ovariohysterectomy (spay) or neuter is a major surgery, and is treated as such here at Longenbaugh Veterinary Hospital.
We follow the following protocol with our surgeries:
1. PRE- SURGICAL BLOOD PROFILE
We are checking a complete blood count, liver, and kidney values. If any values are abnormal, we may postpone the surgery to investigate the cause.
2. PRE-SURGICAL EXAMINATION
We are performing a complete examination to make sure that the patient is healthy.
3. PRE-SURGICAL EKG
We are checking the heart muscle performance.
4. PRE-SURGICAL/POST SURGICAL PAIN MEDICATIONS
We use several types of pain management medications, and give them by injection and/or orally.
5. SEDATIVE/ TRANQUILIZER
We give these medications to relax the patient before general anesthesia.
6. INTRAVENOUS CATHETER
We insert an intravenous catheter usually in a front leg. This allows for I.V. fluid and medication administration before, during, and after surgery.
7. INHALANT ANESTHESIA
We use Sevoflurane, the newest, and the safest gas anesthetic for patients. All patients are intubated for maximum oxygenation and anesthesia control.
8. LASER SURGERY
The addition of laser surgery gives additional pain and swelling control, decreases bleeding, and in many cases, decreases surgery time.
9. SURGICAL MOITORING WITH EKG, PULSE OXIMETER, RESPIRATION,
TEMPERATURE, BLOOD PRESSURE
All of these parameters are monitored continuously from start of surgery to recovery.
10. POST- OP PAIN MANAGEMENT
Patients are sent home with pain control medications.