Orhopedics

Surgery Guidelines

Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work We require blood work prior to every anesthetic procedure. Blood work will ensure that your pet’s liver and kidney function, clotting factors and immune system are normal. The liver and kidneys are responsible for metabolizing the anesthesia, and if they are not working properly, your pet could have complications with the [...]

Surgery GuidelinesChristopher Beauchamp

OFA Orthopedic Tests

While the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) continues to place most of its attention on hip dysplasia, today’s OFA mission, “To improve the health and well-beings of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease,” reflects the organization’s expansion into other inherited diseases. OFA orthopedic evaluations take about one hour at Animal Health Services. [...]

OFA Orthopedic TestsChristopher Beauchamp