The thought of surgery for our furry family members can make anyone a bit nervous. Anesthesia is never completely without risk, however, at Ark we work very hard to make the experience as safe and pain free as possible.
We do this by doing a thorough physical examination (looking for any signs that may indicate that anesthesia could be dangerous for your pet), running pre-anesthetic blood work, and giving pain control injections.
Surgeries We Perform
- Spay & Neuter
- Dental Cleaning & Extractions
- Mass Removals
Specialty Surgeries We Perform
- Fracture Repair
- Bone Plating
- Penn Hip Radiographs
- Shortening of the Palate and Stenotic Nares
Advanced Soft Tissue Procedures
- GI / Abdominal Exploratory
- Liver and Kidney Biopsies
- Anal Sacculectomy
Surgery Safety Care
We have complete monitoring systems that monitor body functions during your pet’s procedure including EKG, blood pressure, respiration rate, oxygen saturation and core body temperature. A surgical assistant is with your pet from the time of induction of anesthesia until they are out of surgery and recovering in the treatment area. All our patients receive an IV catheter for rapid venous access in the case of an emergency.
Keeping Your Pet Comfortable
All patients receive pre, intra and post operative pain control injections, with many procedures having pain medication to go home as well. Our doctors and surgical staff pay special attention to our surgical patients’ needs and keep them warm and comfortable from check in to check out. Recovering pets rest comfortably in our treatment area being watched closely for the rest of the day until released back to your care.
Our Trusted Surgeons
Dr. Lewis is a very competent general practitioner who has spent over 20 years perfecting the art of veterinary surgery. While not a boarded surgeon, she spent two years at a veterinary referral surgery center working with boarded surgeons as an intern and resident, gaining extensive post graduate training. She is able to perform all surgeries listed above, and typically performs all of our specialty surgeries.
Dr. Jackson graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He also attended Washington State University for his fourth-year clinical rotations. Dr. Jackson practiced emergency medicine in Canada prior to moving to Oregon where his primary focus is now small animal general medicine. He performs standard surgeries for our team.
Dr. Parker attended Boise State University where she played soccer while obtaining her degree in Biology. She then went on to study veterinary medicine at Oregon State University, graduating in 2012. Dr. Parker performs standard surgeries for our team.
Dr. Clark found his true passion in the field of veterinary medicine after 10 years as an environmental scientist. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University and has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Timelines vary based on hospital capacity, surgeries currently on the schedule, peak season status, and each individual pet. However, a general timeline may look like:
Consultations scheduled within 7 days
Surgery scheduled within two weeks.
Emergency surgeries within 24-48 hours.