If your dog or cat needs surgery, Dr. Katie Smithson is an excellent soft tissue surgeon. CHAI also offer the latest in anesthetic and monitoring techniques to make surgery as safe as possible for your pet, from start to finish. The anesthesia is carefully calculated, and based on the patient’s weight, body type, and breed.
Each surgery patient is under constant supervision by a highly trained assistant. Surgical monitoring includes, but is certainly not limited to, steady monitoring and record-keeping of the patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, pulse oximetry, EKG and fluid needs. We also offer an integrated approach to pain management that incorporates elements of traditional non-steroidal medications, homeopathics, herbal medicine, and acupuncture.