Norway Veterinary Clinic has the ability to perform some of the more common surgeries, such as spays, neuters, and small mass removals. Dental cleanings and more complicated surgeries would be be performed at our sister hospital, Iron Mountain Animal Hospital. Just like our sister hospital, any surgery performed at Norway Veterinary Clinic is monitored closely by a doctor/technician team, using the standards of care our industry has come to expect. This includes constant heart rate, internal temperature, and oxygen saturation rate monitoring using an ECG, an IV catheter and fluid support, and temperature support during and after surgery.
Before surgery, we recommend pre-anesthetic blood work to evaluate the internal organs and ensure they can process the anesthetic agents we use. Our pre-anesthetic blood work also evaluates the red and white blood cells to ensure there is no anemia or active infection that can complicate surgery. While we recommend the blood work for all patients, we require it in those patients who are 7 years or older.
During surgery, we use an intravenous catheter to provide fluid support for your pet. This helps the body recover better after anesthesia, and it makes anesthesia safer. Placing a catheter in the vein also allows us immediate access so we can give emergency medication quickly in case complications should arise.
Norway Veterinary Clinic also believes that a comprehensive pain management program is vital to a successful surgical outcome. We administer pain medication before, during, and after surgery to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during and after their procedure.