The Countryside Difference

Our Surgical Process

We realize that many people may "shop around" for the best price on spay and neuter surgeries. Low-cost procedures may not be the safest option. Countryside is committed to providing the highest quality of safety, care, and comfort during your pet’s spay or neuter procedure.

Once admitted, your pet will receive a pre-surgical examination. Any necessary pre-anesthetic blood tests will also be performed. These tests can reveal hidden problems that can cause serious complications when your pet is under anesthesia. If everything is acceptable, an IV catheter will be placed. The IV catheter is used to provide fluids intravenously, and it can also be used as a port for providing emergency drugs in case an anesthetic emergency arises. This will also keep your pet properly hydrated, speed recovery, and enhance the overall safety of the procedure.

Next, the veterinarian will induce anesthesia with an injection of medication. Anesthesia will be maintained by gas delivered through a tube placed in the animal’s trachea. Male cats usually don't require the IV catheter, fluids, or gas, as the procedure time is much shorter.

The entire surgery is performed in a sterile manner, and a veterinary technician will monitor your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure, just as a nurse would in a human hospital. After surgery, your pet will head into a recovery kennel where they will continue to be monitored. Once your pet is in recovery, you can expect a call from the veterinarian or the registered veterinary technician.

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Give us a call at 770-788-7387. We are here to answer any questions about the procedure or to make an appointment.

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News & Articles

As many of our clients know, we love sharing our knowledge and important animal health news. Our blog contains valuable educational resources in one easy location.

Jun 1

Understanding Skin Allergies in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Discovering the causes, symptoms, and management of skin allergies in dogs is crucial for pet owners. From environmental triggers to dietary adjustments and veterinary guidance, our vets provide essential insights to help dogs lead comfortable lives despite skin allergies.
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Mar 30

8 Ways to Ensure Your Pet is Living Their Best Life

Ensuring your beloved pet lives a happy, healthy life is every pet owner's top priority. In this post, we explore eight strategies to help you optimize your pet's well-being.
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Jan 31

Chew on This: The Ultimate How-To for Happy Pet Teeth!

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Dec 28

Healthy Pets: Tackling Weight Loss

January: Pet Weight Loss Awareness Month! Is Your Pup Pudgy? Is Your Kitty Chunky? Dr. Childers shares her expertise on combatting this health-threatening condition for both dogs and cats.
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Dec 5

Cracking the Code: Understanding the Purr-fect Language of Cats

In honor of December being "National Cat Month", we're going to unravel the captivating history of cats and decode the unique language they use to communicate with us.
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Nov 2

Senior Pet's Arthritis Guide: Keep Them Painless & Playful!

Learn how to spot the signs and explore proactive steps that can make a significant difference in enhancing your senior pet's well-being.
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Oct 2

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Walking your dog is the best form of mental and physical exercise for both of you. Find your momentum and explore new hiking trails with our handy list for locals.
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Finding Your Furever Friend: A Vet's Take on Dog Adoption🐾

In October, we support "Adopt a Dog" month by giving you essential considerations, with your veterinarian's role in mind.
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1 Jun

Understanding Skin Allergies in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Discovering the causes, symptoms, and management of skin allergies in dogs is crucial for pet owners. From environmental triggers to dietary adjustments and veterinary guidance, our vets provide essential insights to help dogs lead comfortable lives despite skin allergies.
More
30 Mar

8 Ways to Ensure Your Pet is Living Their Best Life

Ensuring your beloved pet lives a happy, healthy life is every pet owner's top priority. In this post, we explore eight strategies to help you optimize your pet's well-being.
More
31 Jan

Chew on This: The Ultimate How-To for Happy Pet Teeth!

Preventing oral diseases in our furry friends is easier than you might think. Here's our Step-by-Step Guide.
More
28 Dec

Healthy Pets: Tackling Weight Loss

January: Pet Weight Loss Awareness Month! Is Your Pup Pudgy? Is Your Kitty Chunky? Dr. Childers shares her expertise on combatting this health-threatening condition for both dogs and cats.
More
5 Dec

Cracking the Code: Understanding the Purr-fect Language of Cats

In honor of December being "National Cat Month", we're going to unravel the captivating history of cats and decode the unique language they use to communicate with us.
More
2 Nov

Senior Pet's Arthritis Guide: Keep Them Painless & Playful!

Learn how to spot the signs and explore proactive steps that can make a significant difference in enhancing your senior pet's well-being.
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2 Oct

Best Local Trails to Walk Your Dog

Walking your dog is the best form of mental and physical exercise for both of you. Find your momentum and explore new hiking trails with our handy list for locals.
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29 Sep

Halloween: Precautions To Celebrate Safely With Your Pet

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