Mercury Animal Hospital
Every patient that comes in for an anesthetic procedure must be evaluated before administering anesthesia (via patient history and physical examination).
Every patient that comes in for an anesthetic procedure must be evaluated before administering anesthesia (via patient history and physical examination). This is vital because it may clue us to a potential problem that may not be recognizable through laboratory test. Anesthetic protocols may vary based on the patient’s age, physical condition, internal organ conditions and length/type of procedure. With one of the safest gas anesthetics, ISOFLURANE, we are able to handle most geriatric and high-risk patients. For maximum safety, we utilize monitoring devices such as a pulse oximeter (for oxygenation measurements), EKG (for heart impulses) and respiratory monitors that enable us to detect and correct any problems that may arise during any anesthesia procedure.
Dental disease is one of the most common diseases found in our pets. Our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians provide the best dental care around! In addition to the routine dental services, such as dental prophylaxis (or teeth cleaning) and polishing, our veterinarians perform tooth extractions and some oral surgery. There are some amazing dental products to help prevent dental disease in your pet. Please see our section under dental products and Dental prophylaxis.
SURGERY (SOFT TISSUE & ORTHOPEDICS)
In our surgical suite, we are equipped to perform routine and advanced dentistry, spays, neuters, soft tissue, orthopedic and most other surgical procedures. Our surgical suite provides a sterile environment so that we are able to perform surgery in the safest environment where state of the art instruments and techniques can be used. All of our surgical instruments are sterilized by an autoclave machine (steam sterilizing machine). This provides us with sterile instruments which aids in the prevention of infection in our patients. More complicated surgeries may be referred to a local board certified surgeon or to one of the nearby veterinary schools. Pain management and prevention is one of our major concerns during and following a surgical procedure. We strive at eliminating as much of the pain aspect of surgery, so that our patients have a quick and healthy recovery.
Our hospital utilizes one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available. An endoscope is a highly flexible instrument designed to provide direct internal visualization of the upper and lower esophagus, stomach, the small and large intestines, and the respiratory tract. This instrument allows us to diagnosis or even extract foreign bodies without the use of more invasive procedures, i.e. surgery. We can also take still digital images, along with live video images, that can be used to show the client along with a specialist. This instrument can be used in conjunction with other diagnostic instruments (i.e. radiographs and ultrasonographic findings) in determining the correct diagnosis.