794 Cortland Road, Groton, NY 13073
Groton City Animal Hospital, 794 Cortland Road, Groton, NY 13073 | (607)898-4482
Monday - 8am - 5pm
Tuesday - 8am - 7pm
Wednesday - 8am - 2pm
Thursday - 7am - 6pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Alternating Saturdays - 8am - 12pm
We understand that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. We strive to ensure your petís procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. The staff at the Groton City Animal Hospital will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.
We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:
Spays & Neuters
Limited Orthopedic Surgeries
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your petís safety during all surgeries.
Prior to surgery, your pet receives a thorough exam by the veterinary surgeon and presurgical blood tests are performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol. An IV catheter is placed to administer medications and to give fluids as needed.
During anesthesia, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system which tracks blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen level while also monitoring respiratory rate and body temperature.
Our veterinarians employ specialized anesthetic protocols for each patient, adapting to each animal's unique needs, based on the procedure being done and the health status of that patient.
We use Sevoflurane as an inhalant gas anesthetic. Sevoflurane has benefits over other inhalant gas anesthetics in that it allows our veterinarians to quickly adjust the anesthetic depth. For our patients, this means more anesthetic control and therefore improved safety.
We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has other detrimental effects on your petís body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
At Groton City Animal Hospital, we practice the most up-to-date pain management protocol. For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.
Goat & Sheep Services
Your Petís Surgery