Surgical Services

No matter how minor or major the surgery, you want a surgical team that approaches every procedure with the same careful preparation and meticulous attention to detail. Pets requiring surgery will receive pre-operative blood work and diagnostic screening as necessary. We will address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, or costs at the pre-surgical examination appointment. Cost estimates can be discussed at this time, to help you better plan ahead.

· Spay / Neuter

Your pet is a companion, a friend, and in a real sense, a member of your family. In order to reduce the number of animals ending up in shelters or being euthanized, we advise that you spay or neuter your pet. Our patients undergo general anesthesia for spay and neuter procedures. Although recovery is quick for these routine procedures, pets should rest for approximately 5-7 days post-op. It is very important that your pet does not lick or chew the incision site, if this is an issue, our team may send home an e-collar for your pet. Sutures are placed under the skin and do not need to be removed.

· Feline Declaw

General anesthesia is used during feline declaw procedures. Declawing requires the removal of the first joint on each toe. Since the paws need to be wrapped after surgery, our patients are hospitalized overnight. Recovery in kittens and young cats is generally very rapid, but it can be painful so we prescribe oral pain medications for the first few days. We also send home a replacement litter for the litter box to be used during the healing process. There are no sutures to be removed.

· We also provide abdominal surgeries and various soft-tissue surgeries.

Surgical Monitoring

Patients undergoing a surgical procedure are monitored closely by one of our trained team members. Our surgical monitoring includes:

o Blood oxygen levels

o Digital blood pressure

o Heart and respiratory rate and rhythm

Parkview Animal Hospital

2012 1st Ave E

Newton, IA 50208

Phone: (641) 792-0340
Fax: (641) 791-2484
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Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed