At East York Veterinary Center, we have a dedicated surgical suite with two anesthetic machines, electrocardiography, blood pressure and respiratory monitoring.  A dedicated technician will monitor your animal's  condition under anesthesia while a skilled veterinarian is performing the procedure.    

What to Expect:
Do not feed your pet after 10 pm the night before to reduce surgical complications. Do not give any medications that morning unless instructed by your veterinarian, and always inform the staff of any supplements, vitamins, or other OTC products your pet is receiving. On the morning of surgery, a skilled veterinary technician will record all necessary information for you and your pet, answer any questions you may have, and obtain an emergency contact number so that we may keep you informed of your pet's progress throughout the day.                                                                                                                                                                                           
All pets receive a thorough physical examination by our veterinarians on the day of the procedure and will have pre-anesthetic blood work performed to make sure your pet is in good health prior to anesthesia.  All surgical patients (except cat castrations) have an intravenous catheter placed and are put on intravenous fluids during and/or after surgery.  A dedicated technician will monitor your pet under anesthesia and post-anesthesia to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.  Our educated and compassionate staff will update you throughout the day on your pet's progress. The majority of patients can go home that evening, depending on the degree of illness.   
 
Our veterinarians are skilled in, but not limited to, performing the following surgeries:

  •  Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
  •  Castrations (neuter)
  •  Mass removals
  •  Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  •  Abdominal exploratory surgery (foreign bodies, splenectomies, liver biopsies)
  •  Advanced soft tissue surgery such as perineal urethrostomies
  •  Orthopedic surgery by a traveling orthopedic surgeon such as cranial cruciate ligament repairs and fracture repairs

 
 If at any point you have any questions regarding your pet's surgical care or a planned procedure please do not hesitate to call and speak to a member of the East York Veterinary staff.

Oral  health  is  an  essential  part  of  your  pet's  overall  care.    Dental  disease  is  painful  and  can  lead  to  bacteria  spreading  to  your  pet's  heart,  liver  and  kidneys.    The  most  important  thing  you  can  do  is  start  brushing  your  pet's  teeth  at  an  early  age.

Signs  of  dental  disease  are  not  limited  to  dirty  teeth.    Even  if  your  pet's  teeth  look  normal,  dental  disease  can  be  eating  away  at  his/her roots.  Often  the  first  sign  will  be  bad  breath  with  or  without  discoloration. 

With  each  preventative  care  exam,  we  thoroughly  examine  your  pet's  mouth,  teeth  and  gums.    If  there  is  disease  present,  it  is  important  to  have  the  teeth  and  gums  cleaned  under  anesthesia  and  a  tooth  by  tooth  examination  performed  by  the  veterinarian.  As  the  majority  of  dental  disease  occurs  below  the  gum  line,  it  is  essential  that  your  pet  be  anesthetized  to  truly  treat  the  disease.  This  also  allows  for  dental  radiographs  to  be  taken.  Following  treatment,  your  veterinarian  will  create  a  plan  for  maintaining  proper  oral  care.   

At  East  York  Veterinary  Center,  we  offer  free  tooth  brushing  demonstrations  and  can  walk  you  through  a  step  by  step  process  for  getting  your  pet  comfortable  with  this  daily  care.