It's only done once. Shouldn't it be done right?
The chart below compares what is offered at Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center to what you'll get at most spay/neuter clinics:
Pet Vet- Yes
|Spay/Neuter Clinics- Maybe NOT|
|Will the Doctor use inhalent maintenance anesthesia?||Yes||Injectable drugs are cheaper but far less safe than inhalant anesthesia.|
|Wellness Testing Prior to Surgery
Allows Doctor to evaluate pet's internal health
|Yes||Few low cost spay/neuter clinics have in-house diagnostic equipment to perform these safety test.|
|Continually monitor Temperature, Pulse and Respiration||Yes||Few low cost spay/neuter clinics have blood pressure and EKG monitoring available.|
|IVC and Fluids
Hydration, establish emergency port, rinses, anesthesia
With limited resources this is a safety measure not typically offered in a spay/neuter clinic.
|Pre and Post Surgical Pain Management
Monitor and recover on heated bedding
|Yes||Many offer a minimal level of pain relief for an additional fee. We believe pain management should be mandatory and not an option.|
|Sterilized Surgery Suite
Masked, gowned and gloved with fully autoclaved instruments
Many low-cost surgical programs don't have the funds to provide basic sterile gowns and gloves for each individual surgery.
|Focused on Caring for Individual Pet Family Members||Yes||While Spay and neuter clinics provide a valuable service to any community, their primary objective is to spay/neuter the masses, not provide individualized, personal care.|
We are an AAHA Certified Hospital which ensures the highest surgical standards. Learn more: https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/about_aaha/why_accreditation_matters/about_accreditation/aaha_standards_help_your_pet_receive_quality_surgical_care.aspx