Board certified veterinary surgeon
We now have board certified surgeons that will come to our clinic once or twice a month to perform procedures that our doctors are unable to perform. Examples include orthopedic surgery (such as cruciate repair or patellar surgery) or tricky soft tissue surgeries. They bring their own vet nurses but utilize our medications, our surgical suite, our anesthetics, our X-rays, etc. Of course, we help as needed. We keep the pet for post-op care for the rest of the day and we do many of the follow-up exams ourselves. We think elective knee surgeries and elective soft tissue surgery are likely the biggest niche for a boarded surgeon at Tequesta Veterinary Clinic. Why are we doing this? We are inviting her to Tequesta Veterinary Clinic so we can control what our clients pay. Joi loves her clients and patients and wants to make specialty surgeries affordable. We expect that we can save clients money for surgery compared to what a client might pay at the local specialty referral hospitals. Recall that Dr. Joi owns her hospital building outright so our overhead is low. Our biggest expense is our amazing staff and our fancy high tech equipment. The majority of the cost goes to the traveling surgeon and the 2 nurses, but they use our anesthetics and xray machine and medicines. Our nursing staff will do the discharges and follow up care.
Our veterinarians utilize the best of today’s technology to provide many diagnostics within our clinic. Whether your pet needs an abdominal ultrasound, or thoracic radiographs that can be emailed to your veterinarian in another state, or full mouth digital radiographs before dental extractions, or results of a chemistry panel in minutes, all of these are accomplished through our investment in technology. Additionally, our cold laser therapy and anesthetic monitoring equipment help us provide care for your pet more safely than ever.
In house Digital Imaging
Don’t be fooled by the “cottage appearance” of our animal hospital!! Dr. Joi Sutton has a weakness for technology and doesn’t suffer from outdated equipment. We have top-end digital X-ray and digital dental X-ray machines. We have the same fancy model Phillips PureWave ultrasound unit that 2 of the cardiologists in town use.