Pet Surgery: Anesthetic & Surgical Safety

Dupont Veterinary Clinic takes the safety of your pet during surgery very seriously. We know your pet is like one of the family and, as such, we take a number of steps to ensure a safe outcome.

Steps We Take to Ensure Surgical Safety

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Screen
    We perform pre-anesthetic blood testing on all animals prior to surgery. This allows us to evaluate things such as liver and kidney function to confirm your pet is a good candidate for surgery.
  • Coagulation Screens
    Additional screens are also recommended (bleeding and clotting screens) to rule out bleeding problems caused by hemophilia and platelet problems.
  • Human-Grade Anesthetics
    Only the safest anesthetic agents are used. Many of the anesthetics we use are the same drugs used in human hospitals.
  • Careful Monitoring
    During your pet’s procedure, your four-legged friend will be monitored by equipment that evaluates blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, body temperature, and respirations.

After surgery we will continue to monitor your pet’s condition and administer pain control measures when appropriate. Veterinary medicine has evolved tremendously over recent years and there are many ways to manage any pain associated with surgery. If your pet’s health condition would benefit from specialist care, we can help with referrals.

Learn more about Your Pet's Stay with us by downloading this informational handout.

We offer surgical and dentistry services for a wide array of your pet’s needs:

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Declawing
  • Dentistry
  • Growth & Tumor Removal
  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gastrointestinal surgery (gastronomy)
  • Enterotomy
  • Anastamosis
  • Splenectomy
  • Lacerations and abscess repair
  • C-Section
  • Eye surgery
  • Thoracic and Abdominal Procedures

Our experienced staff and surgeons create a caring, compassionate environment, treating your pet as if they were one of our own.

For your convenience, we have made surgical forms available online. Please visit our forms page to download surgical information and release forms.

We understand that you may have concerns or uncertainties about your pet’s upcoming anesthesia and surgery. We are here to discuss options for your pet, as well as answer any questions you may have.

"We are extremely happy we were referred to your facility. We will never go anywhere else."
— Rachel F.