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Springtown Veterinary Hospital

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415 Springtown Way
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 353-2717
Fax: (512) 392-7496

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Monday7:30am6pm
Tuesday7:30am6pm
Wednesday7:30am6pm
Thursday7:30am6pm
Friday7:30am6pm
Saturday8:30am1pm
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Spay (Ovariohysterectomy)

Springtown Veterinary Hospital wants to ensure the highest quality services for the furry members of your family. Every major surgery, including a spay surgery, requires a number of treatments and supplies to ensure the utmost comfort and safety. The following is the list of the treatments and supplies you may expect to be included in the spay surgery.

Itemized Surgical Protocol

  • Well Pet Exam
  • Anesthetic Induction
  • Anesthesia Isoflurane
  • Anesthetic Monitoring with Pulse Oximetry
  • Warm-water Heated Blanket
  • IV Catheter and Fluids with Surgery
  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)
  • Special Pain Management

Well Pet Exam

Each pet will be examined for any physical or medical abnormalities that may need to be treated prior to surgery.

Anesthesia Isoflurane

Isoflurane is the inhalant we use to put your pet under anesthesia. It is a gas that is administered through an endotracheal tube placed in the pet's throat, just as it would be administered to a human.

Anesthetic Monitoring

Just as with a human, a pet's vital signs must be monitored while it is under anesthesia. This is to make sure the pet's body is working properly and processing the anesthesia correctly. We utilize pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation), carbon dioxide level, temperature and respiratory monitors.

IV Catheter and Fluids

The IV catheter is used to administer fluids into your pet's bloodstream. These fluids maintain your pet's blood pressure and circulation while under the anesthesia. A warm-water heated blanket is also used to keep your pet warm.

Ovariohysterectomy

Performing an ovariohysterectomy, or "spaying" your female pet, is extremely important. It will be a benefit to you because she will be less inclined to roam away from home and you won't have to worry about unwanted litters. It's a benefit to her because she will not have the desire to wander, which will lessen her chance of getting seriously injured, such as getting bitten by an animal, or it by a car. She will be less likely to get into fights with other animals to defend her territory, so her chance of catching communicable diseases will decrease. She also will no longer be at risk for ovarian cancer or a life-threatening uterine infection called pyometra. The spay will also benefit the community because your pet will not be reproducing and enlarging the stray animal population or spreading any sexually transmitted diseases.

Special Pain Management

Because surgery can be painful, our hospital requires that each pet receive our pain management service when having any surgical procedure. We offer the most up to date pain management. Many hours of research has gone into finding the best possible options so your pet can be most comfortable when having a surgical procedure. This service will vary depending on the species of animal but will consist of a combination of the following methods: an injection of a morphine type pain medication prior to surgery. These injections are repeated post-operatively as well to prevent pain. A prescription of carprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) or buprenex is dispensed to continue pain management at home.

This pain management protocol is the most effective to date is part of all our surgical protocols.


Neuter (Castration)

Springtown Veterinary Hospital wants to ensure the highest quality services for the furry members of your family. Every major surgery including the Neuter Surgery requires a number of treatments and supplies to ensure the utmost comfort and safety.The following is the list of the treatments and supplies you may expect to be included in the neuter surgery.

Itemized Surgical Protocol

  • Well Pet Exam
  • Anesthetic Induction
  • Anesthesia Isoflurane
  • Anesthetic Monitoring with Pulse Oximetry
  • Warm-water Heated Blanket
  • IV Catheter and Fluids with Surgery
  • Neuter
  • Special Pain Management

Well Pet Exam

Each pet will be examined for any physical or medical abnormalities that may need to be treated prior to surgery.

Anesthesia Isoflurane

Isoflurane is the inhalant we use to put your pet under anesthesia. It is a gas that is administered through an endotracheal tube placed in the pet's throat, just as it would be administered to a human.

Anesthetic Monitoring

Just as with a human, a pet's vital signs must be monitored while it is under anesthesia. This is to make sure the pet's body is working properly and processing the anesthesia correctly. We utilize pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation), carbon dioxide level, temperature and respiratory monitors.

IV Catheter and Fluids

The IV catheter is used to administer fluids into your pet's bloodstream. These fluids maintain your pet's blood pressure and circulation while under the anesthesia. A warm-water heated blanket is also used to keep your pet warm.

Neuter

Performing a Neuter (castration) on your male pet is extremely important. It will be a benefit to you because he will be less inclined to roam away from home and the desire to urine mark will be greatly reduced. It's a benefit to him because he will not have the desire to wander, which will lessen his chance of getting seriously injured, such as getting bitten by an animal, or hit by a car. He will be less likely to get into fights with other animals to defend his territory, so his chance of catching communicable diseases will decrease. He also will no longer be at risk for testicular cancer or prostatitis. The neuter will also benefit the community because your pet will not be reproducing and enlarging the stray animal population or spreading any sexually transmitted diseases.

Special Pain Management

Because surgery can be painful, our hospital requires that each pet receive our pain management service when having any surgical procedure. We offer the most up to date pain management. Many hours of research has gone into finding the best possible options so your pet can be most comfortable when having a surgical procedure. This service will vary depending on the species of animal but will consist of a combination of the following methods: an injection of a morphine type pain medication prior to surgery. These injections are repeated post-operatively as well to prevent pain. A prescription of carprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) or buprenex is dispensed to continue pain management at home.

This pain management protocol is the most effective to date is part of all our surgical protocols.


Feline Declaw Surgery

Laser Surgery is the only method offered for Feline Declaw Surgery. Springtown Veterinary Hospital wants to ensure the highest quality as well as least painful method of surgery for the feline members of your family. Every major surgery including the Declaw Laser Surgery requires a number of treatments and supplies to ensure the utmost comfort and safety. For easier understanding of the details of what is required, we have created a "surgery package". The following is the list of the treatments and supplies you may expect to be included in the Declaw Laser Surgery package.

Itemized Surgical Protocol

  • Well Pet Exam
  • Anesthetic Induction
  • Anesthesia Isoflurane
  • Anesthetic Monitoring with Pulse Oximetry
  • Warm-water Heated Blanket
  • IV Catheter and Fluids with Surgery
  • Laser Declaw (front paws)
  • Full Overnight Hospitalization
  • Intraveneous Antibiotic Injection
  • Special Pain Management

Well Pet Exam

Each pet will be examined for any physical or medical abnormalities that may need to be treated prior to surgery.

Anesthesia Isoflurane

Isoflurane is the inhalant we use to put your pet under anesthesia. It is a gas that is administered through an endotracheal tube placed in the pet's throat, just as it would be administered to a human.

Anesthetic Monitoring

Just as with a human, a pet's vital signs must be monitored while it is under anesthesia. This is to make sure the pet's body is working properly and processing the anesthesia correctly. We utilize pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation), carbon dioxide level, temperature and respiratory monitors.

IV Catheter and Fluids

The IV catheter is used to administer fluids into your pet's bloodstream. These fluids maintain your pet's blood pressure and circulation while under the anesthesia. A warm-water heated blanket is also used to keep your pet warm.

Declaw - Front Paws Only

The declaw surgery is what removes the cat's claws. Each claw grows directly from the bone, just as a human's fingernails grow. Therefore, the surgery is removal of the nail at the first joint of each cat's digit on each paw. Since this can be a painful procedure, we use extensive pain management to make the surgery a humane one. In addition, the use of our Surgical Laser provides excellent pain prevention. A "ring block" using local anesthesia is place prior to surgery. Most cats will only use their front paws for destructive behavior, making it rarely necessary to remove the back claws.

Special Pain Management

Because surgery can be painful, our hospital requires that each pet receive our pain management service when having any surgical procedure. We offer the most up to date pain management. Many hours of research has gone into finding the best possible options so your pet can be most comfortable when having a surgical procedure. This service will vary depending on the species of animal but will consist of a combination of the following methods: an injection of a morphine type pain medication prior to surgery. These injections are repeated post-operatively as well to prevent pain. A prescription of carprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) or buprenex is dispensed to continue pain management at home.

This pain management protocol is the most effective to date is part of all our surgical protocols.

Intravenous Injection

This is an injection of antibiotics is given while the cat is still under anesthesia. These antibiotics help minimize the chance of infection developing in the cat's wounds while the cat is healing.

Light Bandage Application

After each claw is removed, a special surgical "tissue adhesive" is used to close each incision. A bandage is placed on each paw to minimize movements and any bleeding for the first 24 hours. After surgery, your cat will be hospitalized overnight to keep him or her quiet and rested. The bandages are taken off before you take your cat home.

Special Offers

Receive a $20 credit to your account for every new client you refer for a doctor's exam!

In order to receive this credit, the new client must mention your name at the time of their first exam appointment. The new client will also receive $20 off their first exam!

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San Marcos, TX 78666
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Monday7:30am6pm
Tuesday7:30am6pm
Wednesday7:30am6pm
Thursday7:30am6pm
Friday7:30am6pm
Saturday8:30am1pm
SundayClosedClosed
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