We strive to be LOW-IMPACT
We've worked in general practice -- we've walked a mile in your shoes. Calling in a mobile surgeon often disrupts the workflow for you and your staff. You need to be seeing a full day of appointments, but you may also be worrying about what type of special care the patient needs during recovery and how to answer postop client questions. We can do better than this!
Our team consists of the surgeon and an RVT
We take care of our own setup and cleanup. On occasion, the RVT may need to provide scrubbed-in assistance, and only then would we need to borrow one of your technicians to monitor anesthesia. Otherwise, we strive to work quietly in the background.
We don't require that the patient is already on the table when we arrive
Some mobile surgeons prefer this approach as it is efficient for them. We feel that this causes unnecessary work for your staff and extends the pet's time under anesthesia, which in turn increases their anesthetic risk. As long as pre-anesthetic bloodwork has been performed and an IV catheter placed by the time we arrive, we can hit the ground running.
We are happy to formulate the patient's anesthetic and pain control plan
It can be daunting to formulate an anesthetic plan for a painful orthopedic procedure if you haven't had to think along those lines since vet school. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We use a combination of epidurals, nerve blocks, pre-op NSAIDs, and pre-op opioids to ensure the patient wakes up as comfortably as possible. Most of the time, patients are comfortable enough to go home that evening. This is less stressful for the pet, and less expensive for the client.
We leave specific postop instructions for pain control and monitoring during recovery. This way, we make sure you and your technicians are not left wondering whether the patient's needs are being met. We even do the drug calculations to save you and your staff the extra effort.
Don't have it? Don't worry!
We do not expect your clinic to carry advanced pain control medications, so if you do not have a given drug on hand, we will bring our own supply.