We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Our veterinarians provide many surgical services ranging from routine to advanced procedures. We offer spaying, neutering, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, cystotomy surgery, and many more. Our patients undergoing surgery are placed on intravenous fluids to maintain their blood pressure and prevent dehydration. They are surrounded by a heating blanket called a “bair hugger” which prevents hypothermia while under anesthetic. They also receive pain medication, are closely monitored by a Registered Veterinary Technologist and an advanced monitoring system that checks blood pressure, carbon dioxide levels, oxygen levels, body temperature, ECG, heart rate, and respiratory rate.
Laser is used to make an incision in place of a scalpel blade. As the laser cuts, it seals the blood vessels which can mean less bleeding and the nerve endings are also sealed resulting in less pain. The laser surgery also provides a faster healing time. For soft tissue surgery, the laser will destroy microscopic cancer cells that may be left behind. If you have any questions regarding laser surgery, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
What are the benefits of pre-anesthetic blood work?
Because anesthesia is one of the risks of the surgery we recommend performing pre-anesthetic blood work prior to surgery. The pre-anesthetic blood work checks your cat’s organ functions, mainly the liver and kidneys where anesthetic drugs are filtered. If the blood results are abnormal, the anesthetic will be changed or, the surgery may be rescheduled for a later date. By analyzing these results our veterinarians are provided with vital information about your cat. If the blood work is normal it provides a baseline result for them if they become ill. Our veterinarians will explain in detail the results of your cat’s blood work. If you have any questions about blood work for your cat, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
1. For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, our front door is locked, and clients will not be allowed to enter the building.
2. We are still open, with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
3. We will be limiting our appointments to emergencies, pets in need of a medical appointment and time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. During these appointments, we still ask that clients remain in their vehicle, and we will transport your pet in and out of the vehicle. The veterinarian will discuss your pet's appointment over the phone.
4. For food and medication orders, please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. We are able to take your credit card over the phone or we have a portable debit/credit machine for you to use in the parking lot. We are not accepting cash.
5. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403-342-6040, and we'll come to you.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital