Jefferson City Pet Surgeries

Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City

Surgical Services

Dr. Greg Boyer and Dr. Kayla Terry, along with their caring and knowledgeable support staff, understand how heavy the decision is to allow your cherished companion to undergo surgery of any kind. With a state-of-the-art surgical facility and monitoring technology, Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City is fully equipped for both routine and advanced procedures. You can be confident knowing we work hard to ensure each procedure is performed according to the highest surgical standards and is as stress-free as possible for both you and your pet.

The doctors at Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City have experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures, including:

  • Routine spays and neuters
  • Mass and tumor removals
  • Ophthalmic (eye) procedures
  • Advanced abdominal and thoracic procedures

We also offer advanced orthopedic surgical systems, including:

  • Fracture repair
  • Medial patellar luxation
  • Hip surgery
  • Cruciate ligament repair

Understanding why we believe a particular procedure is necessary, as well as what it entails, is a key part of each pre-surgical consultation. We are here to answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City

State-of-the-Art Surgical Monitoring

Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost concern and requires adherence to strict protocols that reflect the highest standards of veterinary care. At Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City, we use anesthetic protocols tailored to the individual patient's needs.

Throughout every surgery we perform, a dedicated anesthetist will monitor your pet's heart, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and core body temperature. By keeping a very close watch during your pet's surgery, we ensure that heatlh risks are kept to a minimum and that your pet is undergoing a completely painless procedure.

Anesthesia Protocol

For most surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your pet is continuously monitored by both our staff and specialized monitoring technology. We use anesthetic protocols that are tailored to your pet's needs, and a dedicated anesthetist is present for each procedure

Comprehensive Pain Management

Aside from causing discomfort, pain can have many other detrimental effects on your pet's mind and body. Pain slows healing, compromises immune function, decreases activity and causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It also interferes with the bond between you and your pet. We believe strongly in the use of pain relievers for the comfort of patients. We prescribe pain medications based on the needs of the patient, ranging from constant rate infusions to combination oral medications.

Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City

Postoperative Care

Following any surgical procedure, your pet's well-being will be the focus of a full-time pet nurse, Emily. The nurse will care for, medicate and feed your companion based on recommendations from your pet's doctor. Emily works closely with each doctor to report any post-op patient needs or concerns as they arise.

Before your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided with detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you have once you get your pet home. For more information about the surgical services Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City offers or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (573) 636-4626.