Our goal at Tequesta Veterinary Clinic is to partner with you in providing your precious animal companion with a long life of health and wellness. To that end, in addition to our extensive menu of other veterinary services, we offer pet surgery to combat common issues that may arise.
Your pet’s surgery will be performed here in our veterinary clinic, so you have the confidence of knowing your pet is under the care of our skilled veterinarians (Dr. Joi and Dr. Kate) using our state-of-the-art equipment and surgical instruments. You can also be assured that our experienced and well-trained veterinary nurses will be monitoring your pet’s vital signs while under anesthesia and continuing to keep watch over them throughout the recovery period.
Anesthesia is an art! We strive to incorporate Fear Free practices from beginning to end. We send home courtesy “pre op” meds and detailed instructions regarding what you should expect. Your pet will get melatonin and protonix the night before anesthesia and gabapentin the morning of anesthesia. When you drop your sweetie off for the procedure we ask that you stay for 10 to 20 minutes in the exam room while the injection of midazolam takes effect before your pet goes to the back for the iv catheter, anti-nausea medications, pre op blood pressure and pre op ECG. When your pet is awake, we do our best to send your sweetie home with you rather than fret in the kennel all day. We also incorporate local anesthesia into nearly all procedures at no charge.