Complete Veterinary Surgery Care for Your Shawnee Pet

We understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you and your pet. At Mill Creek Animal Hospital we strive to ensure your pet's surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To that end, we also endeavor to provide our clients with a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary, what the procedure entails, proper post-operative care, and convey any other information you may need to feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

Staffed by a team of highly trained Shawnee-based veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians, we are proud of the quality of veterinary surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. We also have access to a board certified veterinary surgical specialist for consultations in complex cases.

Beyond the above, our surgical resources and services include advanced oral and ophthalmologic surgery, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, pre-anesthesia blood testing, and compassionate after-surgery care that includes pain management, nail trim and brush.

As your pet is being discharged from our Shawnee animal hospital, we will also provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (913) 268-0900.

Anesthesia & Monitoring

Anesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every pet surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols.

Prior to anesthesia all pets are examined by a doctor 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 for your pet.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature. We can also apply heat therapy to ensure a safe body temperature is maintained throughout the procedure.

Shawnee Veterinary Animal Hospital Pain Management

Mill Creek Animal Hospital also believes that identifying and relieving pain is essential to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. Our advanced techniques include nerve blocks, constant rate infusions, multi-modal drug approach, and more.

Mill Creek Animal Hospital near Kansas City, is also a proud member of the Veterinary Pain Management Society and shares the Society’s belief that pain management should be proactive and comprehensive.

At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.