Surgery and Anesthesia

Surgery and Anesthesia

We perform many types of surgery at our clinic. Our services range from elective procedures, such as spay/neuter and dental cleaning, to medically necessary tumor removal, bladder stone removal, to emergency foreign object removal, laceration repair, gastric dilatation and volvulus repair, and splenectomy. We perform pre-surgical blood work on all of our patients to ensure they are good surgical candidates and to let us know if we should be concerned about any health issues prior to anesthesia.

We understand one of an owner’s biggest fears is having their animal put under anesthesia. We do everything we can to minimize anesthetic risk. Our anesthetic monitoring is cutting edge. All patients have an intravenous (IV) catheter placed, are on intravenous fluids, and have a warming blanket. Anesthesia is tailored to your pet based on the age and medical condition. An endotracheal tube is placed, and your pet is maintained on inhalant anesthesia. Your pet’s electrocardiogram (ECG), oxygen level (SPO2), temperature, respiration, carbon dioxide (CO2) level, and blood pressure (BP) are continually monitored by a surgical assistant, who is devoted to monitoring your pet’s vitals.

After surgery your pet is wrapped in blankets to keep them warm and comfortable, and pain medication is tailored and administered to ease any discomfort.

Pre-Anesthetic Visit Drugs Client Handout.PDF

Fear Free Helping Clients Understand.PDF

St. John Animal Clinic
8661 Wicker Ave
St. John IN, 46373

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Phone: (219) 365-8531
Fax: (219) 365-1032

For emergencies please call North Central Veterinary Emergency Center (219) 881-1600

St. John Animal Clinic Hours

Monday 7:30 am - 7:30pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 7:30pm

Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed