Your Pet's Surgery
We understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center we strive to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Staffed by a team of highly trained veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we are proud of the quality of surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spay and neuter surgeries, Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center performs a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.
Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center is able to offer laser surgery for a number of surgical procedures such as spays and neuters, mass removals and more. Laser surgery minimizes bleeding, reduces pain and swelling and speeds healing. When your pet undergoes laser surgery, he or she recovers faster and faces less post-operative pain. Laser surgery also is more precise and reduces the risk of infection.
Anesthesia & Monitoring
Prior to anesthesia all pets are examined by a doctor and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pets past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.
During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet’s arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. All surgeries also include IV catheters and fluid support and heat therapy is available to ensure a safe body temperature is maintained throughout the procedure.
Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center also believes that identifying and relieving pain is essential to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. Our advanced techniques include local blocks, regional blocks (including epidurals), and constant rate infusions for postoperative pain relief.
When necessary, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet.
As your pet is being discharged from the Health Center, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (816) 353-6681.