Advanced care for your pet companions
Eastport Animal Hospital was founded by Dr. Brian Howard with the goal of offering our patients the highest quality veterinary care possible at a reasonable cost. Our facility has a state-of-the-art surgical suite. We incorporate the latest technologies, equipment, and medical advances, such as digital radiography, ultrasound, sophisticated diagnostic testing, and doppler blood pressure monitoring during procedures. Our highly-skilled and licensed medical staff are committed to making your pet comfortable before, during, and after surgery, and will ensure that pain management is part of the process every step of the way.
Surgery and Procedures-Anesthesia Philosophy
We use only use high-quality, low-risk anesthesia to ensure the safety of your pet. Prior to procedures requiring anesthesia, our patients receive a thorough physical examination and a preoperative blood panel to verify overall health and identify any anesthetic risks. This preoperative screening adds an expense, but may save your pets life. Just like people, some pets do not do well with anesthesia and require specific accommodations. Not all procedures require anesthesia, some procedures can be successfully navigated with a local anesthetic as a safe alternative. We are unique in that our hospital does perform more advanced surgeries done by specialists than most general practitioners. If the surgery your pet needs is not listed, please feel free to inquire.
- Dental; Severe and Routine (with or without extractions)
- Foreign Body Removal
- Lumpectomy (multiple or single)
- Cruciate (ligament repairs)
- Blocked Cats
- Heartworm Disease Treatment
- Cherry Eye
- Digital X-Rays and Ultrasounds
The most commonly asked questions about surgery and procedures…
What do I do if my pet needs surgery?
Discuss surgery options with a doctor and have the preoperative blood work done. Then book a date for your pet’s procedure. You will receive a thorough outlined estimate for the procedure in advance of the surgery date.
What makes Eastport Animal Hospital & Wellness Center different from other hospitals? Why should my pet have surgery here?
We are a trained, licensed and board certified team. We always take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe surgery and comfortable recovery. Other facilities may neuter or spay at for less, but we do not cut corners. Every cat and dog receives a sterilized surgical pack – NO EXCEPTIONS! We ONLY use low-risk anesthesia for all our patients.
What should we do the day of surgery? Is there any preparation?
Your pet needs to fast the evening before surgery and have no food, only minimal water, the morning of the surgery. When you arrive, a team member will go over final paperwork with you and give you the next set of instructions pertaining to your pet’s procedure.
Does my pet have to stay overnight?
For elective surgeries, such as a spay or neuter, we highly recommend your pet stay overnight, at no additional cost. We will administer pain management to help your dog or cat be comfortable in the hours immediately following the surgery and throughout the next day.