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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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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.

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How To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

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1 Sep

So You Just Got A New Kitten? What You Need To Know

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1 Sep

So You Just Got A New Puppy? What You Need To Know

Getting a new puppy is super exciting. After all, you are picking out a new member of your family who will enrich your life for years to come...
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1 Sep

Halloween: Precautions To Celebrate Safely With Your Pet

Halloween has become a holiday to celebrate not only with your children and friends but with your pets, as well. Many owners look forward to...
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5 Sep

Summer Care Checklist For Your Pet

Summer is here and we've created a handy checklist you can use to ensure your furry best friend’s seasonal health and wellness needs are met.
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1 Sep

National Train Your Dog Month: You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!

January is National Train Your Dog Month, and to celebrate, our doctors and techs have shared some advice that helped them train their own pets.
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1 Sep

Ask a Vet Tech: Tips for new pet owners.

Getting a new pet is so exciting. The Vet Techs at Countryside have put together some tips to help you welcome your new pet into your home with success and happiness.
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1 Sep

Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Inspiring Stories

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Staff members, Ashley and Jenn share their senior pet ownership stories and why an older pet could be right for you.
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1 Sep

September: A Review in Responsible Dog Ownership

September is Responsible Dog Ownership month, and Dr. Jennifer Coval, a small animal vet with Countryside, has key advice that can make a difference in your dog’s wellbeing.
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2 May

How To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer is quickly approaching, which means many people are gearing up for all of their outdoor adventures! If you're lucky enough...
More
17 Dec

So You Just Got A New Kitten? What You Need To Know

It's hard to beat the preciousness of a kitten. These small bundles of fur have the cutest meows, and they are so curious and playful...
More
17 Dec

So You Just Got A New Puppy? What You Need To Know

Getting a new puppy is super exciting. After all, you are picking out a new member of your family who will enrich your life for years to come...
More
23 Oct

Halloween: Precautions To Celebrate Safely With Your Pet

Halloween has become a holiday to celebrate not only with your children and friends but with your pets, as well. Many owners look forward to...
More
17 Jun

Summer Care Checklist For Your Pet

Summer is here and we've created a handy checklist you can use to ensure your furry best friend’s seasonal health and wellness needs are met.
More
14 Jan

National Train Your Dog Month: You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!

January is National Train Your Dog Month, and to celebrate, our doctors and techs have shared some advice that helped them train their own pets.
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22 Dec

Ask a Vet Tech: Tips for new pet owners.

Getting a new pet is so exciting. The Vet Techs at Countryside have put together some tips to help you welcome your new pet into your home with success and happiness.
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19 Nov

Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Inspiring Stories

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Staff members, Ashley and Jenn share their senior pet ownership stories and why an older pet could be right for you.
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