Your Pet's Surgery at Harrison Animal HospitalSurgery Services

Dr. Kremer has more than 23 years of surgical experience. Her reputation is wide-ranging and we routinely receive patients from hundreds of miles away, and even from Canada.

We perform emergency c-sections and extensive orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. We also have experience with the brachicephalic breed, especially English bulldogs, and we do airway correction procedures.

The entire staff at Harrison Animal Hospital understands that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. All our veterinarians will provide you with information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

Laser surgery

Laser surgery is one of the most humane surgical techniques available. Laser surgery minimizes bleeding by cauterizing and sealing small blood vessels, reduces pain by sealing nerve endings as it passes through tissue, limits swelling, and reduces the risk of infection.

Dr. Kremer uses a surgical laser in as many procedures as possible and has extensive training and experience in this form of surgery.

Your Pet's Surgery at Harrison Animal HospitalAnesthesia

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care.

We provide your pet access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration that is monitored by our skilled veterinary technicians. Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

While under anesthesia your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our advanced monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet’s body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

For acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including NSAIDS (non-steroidal medications), oral and injectable analgesics, for the complete comfort of your pet.