Your Pet's Surgery

SurgeryDr. Reeve is an excellent surgeon and understands the importance surgery has in the overall care for your pet. We all approach this aspect of our profession with a deep sense of compassion for all animals and empathy for the anxiety of our clients.

We understand that the decision to approve surgery is never an easy one for you. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

The most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We also provide 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.

We believe it is in the best interests of our clients' pets for us to offer as wide an array of surgical services from our facility as possible. It is important for you and your pet to receive care in a friendly and welcoming facility from people you both have come to know in order to reduce stress and promote healing.

We perform a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries here at the clinic.


Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance to us and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. Our approach is tailored to the needs of your pet at the time of surgery.

Your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and we only use the safest and most effective anesthetics available today. Your pet will be monitored by a trained veterinary technician.

SurgeryPrior to surgery, we perform a complete examination and pre-surgical blood screen. With the results of these tests and your pets past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age, we create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

While under anesthesia your pet will be 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. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, and causes behavior 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 NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), oral and injectable analgesics and laser therapy.

Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from Suncook River Veterinary Clinic, we 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 and discuss any of your concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.