At our Palm Harbor animal hospital, we provide comprehensive animal surgery services to pets of all ages and types.
Whether you are bringing your dog or cat in to take advantage of our spay and neuter services, having them updated with their scheduled vaccinations, or visiting us for a major orthopedic pet surgery, your pet will benefit from our state-of-the-art technology, as well as a skilledPalm Harbor veterinarian, to ensure that your pet’s surgery is both effective and as pain-free as possible.
Although we offer many surgical services, some of the most common procedures performed at our vet clinic include dental cleaning and oral surgery, orthopedic surgery, abdominal surgery. thoracic surgery and pet spay and neuter services. We offer spay and neuter services to pets of any age.
Vaccinations, on the other hand, are permanent ways of preventing disease in pets. Vaccinations vary by species so we can make sure that your pet is on a schedule to receive the necessary preventative care. We also offer titer tests as superior holistic alternative to yearly vaccination.
Upon arrival for surgery at our animal hospital, we’ll check in your pet and weigh him or her prior to the procedure. At this time, we may also conduct an ultrasound, perform blood work to check for potential anesthesia complications and install an intravenous catheter to provide medication and liquids to ensure your pet’s operation goes smoothly. We use the same anesthesia monitoring found in human hospitals including: pulse oximetry, dinamap blood pressure monitoring, EKG, temperature monitoring and have the ADS computer-assisted breathing.
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Following the surgery, our veterinarian and his staff will provide you with all of the necessary information for helping your pet through the healing process. You will receive your pet’s pain medications at this time, and we may also schedule a follow-up appointment for a later date to ensure all incisions have healed properly. To us, animal surgery is just as important as surgical procedures performed on humans, so should you have any questions, you are free to call ourPalm Harbor veterinary clinic at any time to speak with a staff member about follow-up care.
In addition to animal surgery procedures and other traditional veterinary services, our veterinarian also offers pet dermatology and animal dental care.
The goal of our animal dental care services is to both prevent and treat dental decay, as well as teach pet owners how to properly care for their pets needs from home.
Dr. Murphy has extensive experience in researching, examining and treating exotic birds, and he was one of the first veterinarians in the world to be awarded Board Certification in Exotic Bird Medicine.
In fact, he founded the Murphy Exotic Bird Research Center, which seeks to better understand the captive breeding and nutrition needs among exotic birds around the world.
Our bird care services include annual examinations, ultrasound, nutritional education and a variety of surgical and microsurgical procedures, including soft tissue surgery, abdominal surgery, orthopedic surgery and fiber optic laparoscopy. Avian surgery of any kind is a delicate process that requires an experienced vet clinic with technologically advanced equipment to safely operate on all sizes, types and species of birds.
The services we offer to the Palm Harbor area include caring for a range of pets. Our staff strives to provide the kind of gentle, loving care that they deserve and we want to treat any pets we see as if they were our own.
For questions regarding surgical procedures for your pet or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today!