Safer Surgery at Cimarron

Before Choosing a ``Discount`` Option...

Safest Anesthetic Procedures Available in Small Animal Practice!

The risks of anesthesia at Cimarron Animal Hospital are absolutely minimal because of our pre-surgical precautions, our intensive anesthetic monitoring and comprehensive care. We are committed to safer surgery than you’ll find elsewhere!

presurgical lab testing ensures liver and kidneys are able to process anesthetics

Pre-Surgical Blood Testing

Every surgical patient at Cimarron has pre-anesthetic blood testing done to ensure that liver and kidneys can metabolize the many medications given during surgery.  Pre-anesthetic blood testing is not requiredat many clinics, and may not even be recommended!

Pre-Surgical Examination

Every animal receives a Complete Physical Examination by a veterinarian before any sedatives are administered. At many veterinary clinics, patients may receive tranquilizers or anesthetics before a veterinarian even sees them.

Pre-surgical exams to ensure health before surgery

IV Catheter and Fluids

All patients get an IV catheter and fluids during anesthesia at Cimarron Animal Hospital. Patients under anesthesia develop low blood pressure.  IV fluids protect against organ damage due to hypotension. An IV catheter also gives us immediate IV access for medications should any be needed quickly. Only AAHA certified hospitals can be guaranteed to administer IV fluids during anesthesia. Many hospitals do not even offer this protective, potentially life-saving, service.

Sevoflurane

Sevoflurane gas is one of the safest gas anesthetics available in human and veterinary medicine today. All patients under general anesthesia at Cimarron get Sevoflurane. Not all hospitals invest in the extra safety of Sevoflurane. Instead, they may be using less expensive, more risky anesthetics. Our staff wants the best for their own pets, so our patients get no less!

Sevoflurane anesthesia is the safest veterinary anesthesia gas

Anesthetic Monitoring

Our Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with over 25 years’ experience, monitors nearly every surgery. Many hospitals do not even have a CVT on staff.   You can be assured that there is one staff member dedicated to doing nothing except monitoring your pet, and only your pet, while he is under anesthesia. In addition,  our patients are monitored with a number of devices: Pulse Oximeter, Blood Pressure monitor, EKG, continuous Body Temperature monitor, and Respiratory monitor. We know immediately if any parameters dip and can respond before a crisis.  Your pet stays as safe as possible!

Comprehensive Pain Management

Comprehensive pain management means that all of our surgery patients receive pain medication PRIOR to anesthesia.  Many of our patients also receive local anesthetic directly at the surgical site.  We also provide pain injections during the procedure so we are managing the pain before it has a chance to really start hurting.  Most of our patients also go home with pain medication.  “Discount “ or “Reduced cost” surgery patients often receive only the most minimal pain control.

comprehensive pain medication is used in every surgery
Snuggling is an important part of surgical recovery

Nursing Care Throughout Recovery

The post-operative period is the most critical to smooth recovery.  Our surgical nurses are continuously monitoring patients’ body temperature, vitals and pain scores throughout recovery.  Often times, this is when pets need the most love…

Before You Choose a ``Discount`` Option, Ask These Questions:

Do you offer pre-surgical blood testing? Is that included in the “discount” price?

Does your Veterinarian examine my pet prior to any medications being given?

What anesthetics are used? Will my pet be maintained on Sevoflurane?

What equipment is used to monitor my pet during anesthesia?

Will a Certified Veterinary Technician monitor my pet’s anesthesia?

How many pets does your surgery Assistant monitor at one time?

Is pain medication given before surgery and during surgery? Is pain medication sent home?