At Spoon River Animal Clinic, we understand that surgery can be a stressful or scary experience for you and your pet. That is why we strive to make every surgery as safe, efficient, and painless as possible. We accomplish this by offering the most advanced surgical techniques and technology, including surgical laser! Before any procedure, we screen our patients for safety and tailor anesthetics specifically for their individual needs. During surgery, a trained technician will continuously monitor your pet's vitals using our advanced monitoring system. Our clinic maintains a supply of blood for all types of pets in case of emergency. The blood is collected from donor pets that live with their owners, and all blood is carefully screened for disease. We also use heated surgery tables to maintain your pet's body temperature throughout the procedure.
Our doctors are experienced performing a wide range of basic and orthopedic surgeries (orthopedic surgery for small animals only). We also have a board certified surgeon available for consultation.
Laser surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Whereas traditional surgery uses a scalpel or scissors to make incisions, a surgical laser uses a powerful beam of light to remove tissue and seal blood cells and nerve endings as it cuts. In this way, laser surgery reduces pain, swelling, blood loss, and risk of infection to promote a quick recovery and less trauma for your pet. Surgical laser is used in a wide range of surgical procedures, including cyst, tumor, and wart removal, as well as feline declawing.
If your pet is scheduled for a surgery, please download and read our pre-surgical instructions.