Dr. Miller has been performing surgery at the highest level of standards for nearly 30 years. Over the years he has acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in veterinary surgery. His skill in surgery and emphasis on pain management ensures that your pets will be safe and comfortable throughout the entire treatment process. Our veterinary technicians will monitor your pets’ vital signs during their surgery and afterward as they recover.
Preoperative blood analysis, intraoperative IV fluid administration, and intensive patient monitoring during and after surgery ensure the highest level of safety for our surgical patients. Multimodal pain management (the use of multiple medications targeting pain in different ways) before, during, and after surgery provides the highest level of comfort for your pet if surgery is required.
Dr. Miller can perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including but not limited to the following:
- Spays and neuters
- Dental procedures and oral surgery
- Tumor removals
- Ophthalmic (eye) surgeries
- Orthopedic surgeries
- Joint and ligament repairs (patellar luxations, cruciate ligament tears)
- Wound and laceration repairs
- Bladder surgeries
- Foreign body removals
We understand that surgery is a serious matter. Know that your pets’ safety is of the utmost importance to us. After performing a complete examination, our doctors will discuss with you treatment options that may or may not include surgery, and the course of action that best suits the needs of both you and your pet. If surgery is necessary, we will conduct pre-anesthetic blood work to determine if your pets can safely go under anesthesia. We ask that you withhold your pets’ food the night prior to their surgery as pets on an empty stomach are less likely to vomit during surgery.
We recommend that most surgery patients stay the night so that we can monitor them and safeguard their well-being. Stronger postoperative pain medication can be given to patients spending the night at the clinic. Before your pets leave, our doctors will perform an exit examination to make sure that they are doing well and poised for recovery. Most patients will go home with oral pain medications for you to give for several days after surgery.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at (817) 478-4311.