Anesthesia: Although there are always risks with anesthesia, we attempt to minimize these risks by utilizing the safest anesthetic protocol for each individual patient, performing pre-anesthetic blood testing, placing an intravenous (IV) catheter and very vigilant patient monitoring. Blood testing assures that the liver and kidneys are functioning properly and may also reveal underlying disease. All patients undergoing an anesthetic event receive IV fluids to prevent hypotension and kidney compromise. Our extensive monitoring includes a technician and the latest equipment to check temperature, heart rate, oxygen carrying capacity, ECG and blood pressure. These are the same safeguards used if you were to have surgery!
Our modern surgical suite enables our doctor to perform an array of surgical procedures. BFAH performs a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries including but not limited to spaying and neutering, cryptorchid neuter, C-section, gastrointestinal foreign body removal, tumor removal, abscess repair and basic ophthalmic surgeries. Cruciate ligament repair, fracture repair and other orthopedic surgeries can be performed at BFAH by a veterinary surgeon.
Pain Management: Recognizing and controlling pain in our patients is very important because they cannot tell us when or where they are hurting. We utilize very comprehensive surgical pain management protocols to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. Feel free to inquire about the pain medications that will be used for your pet. All of our surgery patients go home with additional pain medication just as you would!
Dentistry: Dental disease is one of the most common problems affecting our pets.
It extends beyond the mouth and affects other organ systems including the heart, liver and kidneys.
Brushing your pet’s teeth on a regular basis is very important.
When brushing is not enough, some patients require a dental cleaning to prevent further periodontal disease.
We are pleased to offer digital dental radiography for a better assessment of your pet’s oral health.