From relatively simple spays, neuters and declaws to orthopedic and exploratory procedures, taking your pet in for surgery can be stressful for you and your furry friend. When your pet is a member of your family, you want to give it the same level of care that you would want for yourself. Companion provides the highest level of care possible during surgical and medical procedures.
Leaders in Veterinary Technology
To empower our clients to give their pets the very best health care, we have to be leaders in veterinary technology. In fact, Companion was the first practice in Hamilton County to use laser surgery, companion laser therapy, digital radiography and the IDEXX Laboratory System.
For diagnosing and treating our patients, our animal hospital has a double surgical suite, double dental pod, intensive care monitoring, ultrasound capabilities and advanced therapies. These technologies help us diagnose and treat your pet’s illness to put them on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Cutting-edge procedures are also faster, more painless and cause less stress for animals.
Stress Reduction and Gentleness
A visit to the vet can be stressful for pets and humans, but we strive to reduce stress as much as possible. We provide a clean, quiet environment for our patients. We offer a separate cat waiting room to keep both canines and felines calm and quiet. We limit waiting room time by escorting you to an exam room promptly.
In surgery, our staff are trained to use gentle restraint procedures to keep your pet safe and secure. We don’t take chances with your pet’s health: that’s why we use the safest anesthesia available, and keep your pet fully monitored for changes in vital signs at all times. Trust us to take every aspect of your pet’s well-being seriously.
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We use only Sevoflurane or Isoflurane anesthesia, the safest gas anesthesia available to both people and animals. All surgeries that we perform use extensive anesthesia monitoring to reduce complications, including ECGs to measure heart electrical activity, and a pulse oximeter to measure heart rate and blood oxygen concentration. Pets are also kept warm during surgery to reduce the chances of anesthesia-related hypothermia, using water blankets, warm air blankets, warming tables, magnetic mats and a physiothermic surgery room.
In addition to the advanced equipment we use to monitor our patients during surgery, pet nurses also closely observe them during and after their surgery. Nothing compares to the human touch in evaluating pet health.
Your animal’s blood pressure is critical to its health and well-being at all times, but especially during surgery. At Companion Animal Medical Center, we use noninvasive techniques to monitor blood pressure during surgery, which allow us to quickly respond to issues and provide appropriate treatments.
An endoscope is a tool that lets our doctors get a closer look at your pet’s internal organs in a safe, noninvasive way. Our state-of-the-art rigid, flexible and laser endoscopes make it possible for us to take biopsy samples without the need for surgery, remove foreign objects, clean ear canals, find tumors in bladders and perform nose surgery — all while reducing your pet’s pain and scarring.
If your pet requires in-hospital care, we provide the best possible inpatient pet care available. A skilled veterinary technician cares for and monitors our hospitalized patients, providing regular updates to a doctor. If necessary, a veterinary tech will provide 24-hour care for your pet. The isolated intensive care unit located in our treatment area ensures that our patients are constantly visible so that any pressing needs can be addressed immediately.
Our pets can’t tell us when something hurts or when they don’t feel well, so we have to find other ways to discover what’s wrong. Blood analysis can quickly give us information to identify diseases or indicate what is happening with your pet’s internal organs. Companion Animal Medical Center is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic blood analyzers possible. Using just a few drops of your pet’s blood, we can quickly identify problems and start a course of action immediately. Having an on-site laboratory can save time and lives.
Surgery involving lasers is becoming more and more common in both people and animals. Its many advantages over traditional surgery modalities include reduced bleeding, swelling, risk of infection and postoperative pain. Our doctors prefer to perform most surgeries with our Accuvet CO2 laser. Ask if laser surgery is right for your pet.
Laser treatment can be an amazing tool to relieve pain caused by infections, surgery and arthritis. It can also stimulate healing in your pet. This safe, new technique is used to treat injuries, fractures, neurological conditions, skin issues and pain. The procedure is painless, drug free and doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia. This heatless laser stimulates cells to a higher rate of metabolism and acts to increase circulation and reduce inflammation.
For your pet, laser therapy feels like a relaxing massage. Many pets experience almost instant pain relief, allowing your pet to relax and enjoy the procedure. Many cats purr through the procedure, while dogs often fall asleep. Pet owners often tell us that their dog acts like a puppy again after therapy, or that their cat has more energy than it has in years. A brief therapy session can improve quality of life for your furry friend. Depending on your pet’s needs, laser therapy treatment may take just one visit, or it may be an ongoing therapeutic tool. Call us today to find out if laser therapy is right for your pet.
Our veterinarians and veterinary technicians use the latest in digital radiography to immediately produce digital X-rays in house. This allows us to respond to medical issues in your pet as quickly as possible. Our advanced digital-imaging techniques also allow us to email your pet’s X-rays to an outside specialist, if necessary, to provide the best care for your pet.
Ultrasounds provide a noninvasive way to look at your pet’s organs, evaluate real-time motion and blood flow, and create three-dimensional images. At our Carmel animal hospital, we employ an ultrasound team of skilled registered veterinary technicians and a board certified veterinary radiologist. Our team uses the most advanced equipment available with a color flow Doppler and harmonics imaging, giving us the best possible view inside your pet. All ultrasounds are done in the comfort of our hospital and only rarely require sedation or anesthesia.