Rapid Response from Our Skilled Veterinary Professionals
Sick pets are no joke. Once an animal demonstrates visible symptoms, the disease is often advanced and there is no time to waste. Additionally, an injured pet should be considered critical until veterinary care can be reached and treatment begun. Where animals are concerned, time is of the essence!
At Madison Veterinary Hospital, our on-site diagnostic laboratory and imaging technology is instantly accessible for faster results and more immediate response time. This allows us to begin treatment more quickly, engage in surgery with more accuracy, or even re-test for progress, offering pet owners confidence and a greater peace of mind.
Our diagnostics include:
- Digital radiology
- Dental radiology
- Full panel blood screening
Whether during critical care or for a simple surgical procedure, our diagnostic technology supports your pet for a safer procedure with enhanced accuracy.
As an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital, we commit to the highest standards of care for each surgical patient. Before undergoing anesthesia, your pet is examined by a veterinarian and pre-anesthetic blood work is performed. The surgeon determines the best possible course of treatment for the duration of the procedure, and the surgical team works together to ensure the patient’s safety.
While your pet is under anesthesia, a technician constantly monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, and blood oxygen levels. Once the procedure is completed, a technician monitors the patient until fully recovered from the anesthesia.
Whether your pet is undergoing a simple surgery such as spay or neuter, or requires a more serious or complex operation, you may be confident that every patient’s safety and well-being is our top priority.
Facts About Spay and Neuter
Neutering your pet eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and other testicular diseases. Urine marking is greatly reduced, if not eliminated completely, especially if the animal is neutered before sexual maturity.
Spaying an animal before her first heat cycle provides significant protection against mammary cancer. If the surgery is done after her first heat cycle, this protection is decreased.
Spaying eliminates life-threatening uterine infections (pyometras), as well as uterine and ovarian cancer.
A male animal’s urge to wander in search of a female in heat is the single leading cause of animals being killed by vehicles. Neutered pets do not have the hormones that fuel the urge to wander, so they are far less likely to be injured by automobiles. Similarly, they are not as likely to be injured in fights with other animals.
Each year, millions of homeless dogs and cats are killed in shelters in virtually every city in the country. Spaying or neutering your pet prevents unwanted litters and helps reduce the homeless pet population.