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Veterinary Surgery

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists's board-certified veterinary surgeons perform advanced surgery while putting your pet’s safety and comfort at the forefront. 

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Veterinary Surgery in Vancouver and Vancouver Pet Surgery

Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Vancouver

At Columbia River Veterinary Specialists, our surgical center is a cutting-edge facility staffed by leaders in veterinary surgery.

We offer comprehensive surgical services, ranging from elective orthopedic and soft tissue surgery to complex orthopedic fracture repairs and invasive or minimally invasive soft tissue surgery.

Veterinary surgeries are performed using the most advanced technology. Our surgical patients have access to anesthesiologist-trained technician anesthetists and surgical support staff.

Based on your pet’s problems, our surgical specialists will perform a detailed examination and discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks, and expected outcomes with you.

Vancouver ACVS Veterinarian Surgeon
Certified Veterinary Surgeon in Vancouver

A veterinary surgeon has undergone four years of additional training after veterinary school to become a certified specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a rigorous three-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

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What to Expect with Veterinary Surgery in Vancouver

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists is equipped with cutting-edge surgical instrumentation and equipment in our surgical center. The totality of our action and decision-making is designed to ensure post-operative success for your pet.

  • Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is tailored to his or her specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.

    We take extra care to ensure your pet is pain-free during and after surgery often by using a multimodal approach (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia, and systemic medications).

  • Continuous Patient Monitoring

    We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end-tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals during surgery.

  • Sterilization Techniques

    All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means our operative suite has positive pressure airflow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.

    Our surgeons also use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown). 

  • Surgical Lasers

    In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam can efficiently vaporize living tissue with extreme precision while sealing capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.

    Our veterinary surgeons use surgical lasers which offer significant benefits to patients including reduced pain, bleeding, swelling, and faster recovery. 

  • Post-Operative Care

    Once surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss the procedure and plan.

    Some pets are able to return home the next day while others are required to stay longer. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.

    When you arrive to pick up your pet, we will provide you with discharge instructions and answer any questions you have.

Surgical Services, Vancouver Veterinarian

We Welcome New Patients

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists is accepting new patients by referral and for emergency services. Our experienced emergency vets  and specialists are passionate about the health of Vancouver companion animals. Ask your vet today about a referral.

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Contact (360) 694-3007