A Veterinary Surgical Team That Is State-of-the-Heart
Our board-certified veterinary surgeons practice precise surgical techniques that are as delicate and non-invasive as possible. We never forget the importance of the patient on the operating table. Your pet will be in good hands if your family vet sends you to Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies for surgical care.
When is a veterinary surgeon appropriate? Your family vet will have all the information needed to make that determination. There are some surgeries that may be better assigned to a board-certified veterinary surgeon in a well-equipped animal hospital like Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Some examples include:
- Complicated cases. Like humans, older pets often have multiple health problems. A pet with joint problems needing surgery may also have respiratory or heart disease. In these cases, surgery can carry more risk, and a surgical specialist may be a good choice.
- Surgeries requiring recovery in an ICU. Sometimes 24-hour monitoring is needed post-surgery. Many family vets do not have after-hours staff available to monitor patients while they are in recovery. Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies is staffed 24/7. In addition to veterinary nurses, every patient is monitored via video cameras to ensure that we are alerted to any patient in distress.
- Surgeries requiring specialized equipment. Some of the equipment available at Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies is not found at most veterinary clinics and requires experience and specialized expertise for effective use.
- Uncommon surgeries. Most family vets are comfortable with routine surgeries. But, they also know when the surgery requires more skill or experience than they possess. In these cases, you can expect your veterinarian to recommend a surgical specialist like those at Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies.
If your veterinarian recommends that your pet see a board-certified veterinary surgical specialist, you can be assured that we will welcome your dog or cat and your family and treat you like members of our family. We also commit to clear communication with you and your veterinarian during the surgical and recovery process, so you can feel confident in the care your pet is receiving.