One of the most important parts of Belle Chasse Veterinary Clinic is our veterinary surgical center, where our compassionate doctors use their experience and advanced equipment to provide surgical services for your pets.
Blood work is strongly recommended prior to any surgical procedure. Our clinic has its own diagnostic laboratory, and we can obtain results in a matter of minutes. Our laboratory can determine liver, kidney, and pancreatic function, along with electrolyte levels. Our complete blood count (CBC) unit provides red and white blood cell counts, along with platelet analysis. These values provide valuable information that could not be determined by a physical exam alone, and also assists our veterinarians in determining whether an animal is a healthy candidate for surgery.
Pain prevention is required prior to any surgery at Belle Chasse Veterinary Clinic. Remember that our constant companions feel pain in much the same way we do. Pain medication will also be dispensed post-surgery to help ensure your pet remains as comfortable as possible.
During the surgical procedure, the heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels of each pet are constantly monitored by our experienced veterinarians and staff. If the surgery is particularly invasive, or if the pet had complications, monitoring will continue in the intensive care unit (ICU) section of our hospital.
Our experienced doctors perform many types of surgery, from routine procedures to more complicated surgeries. Some of the many surgeries we perform include ovariohystrectomy (spay), neuter, dewclaw removal, amputations, mass/tumor removal, enucleation (eye removal), foreign body removal, and bladder stone removal. This is just a sampling of the surgical services offered at Belle Chasse Veterinary Clinic; if your pet is in need of a procedure not listed here, please call one of our team members for more information.