Surgical Services

The Makawao Veterinary Clinic provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians are experienced surgeons providing a wide range of surgeries. Pre-anesthetic blood tests help to ensure a safer procedure for your pet, along with our sophisticated patient monitoring equipment (respiration and EKG). Personalized pain relief regimens help ensure your pet’s comfort, reduces stress, and aids in the healing process for quality of life.

We provide many surgical services, including routine spay and neuters, and various advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At the Makawao Veterinary Clinic, your pet’s safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

Safe Anesthesia

We use combinations of very safe injectable and inhalant anesthetics in our patients to minimize anesthetic related complications.  We provide our patients with local and spinal anesthesia as needed to control pain before and after a surgical procedure.

Experienced Monitoring Support

Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet’s pulse rate, oxygen levels, CO2 levels, and blood pressure.

IV Catheter Placement

Fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

Pain Medication

Administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet’s comfort.

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery

We offer advanced bone pinning, plating, and CBLO stifle surgeries.  Cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscal injuries are common in our canine friends, and we have the modern equipment and knowledge to get your pet back to happily walking and running again.  

Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is a relatively painless surgical procedure using the application of intense cold to remove or destroy unwanted tissue or small growths on the skin.  The same procedure is used on people.  If your pet has growths that concern you or that you would like removed, please contact us to set up an appointment.

Modern Surgical Suite

Our modern surgical suite offers an advanced electrosurgical unit and we have intra-operative radiography capabilities to ensure the best possible surgical outcome.

SPAYING

This procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life

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NEUTERING

This procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. 

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SOFT TISSUE

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. 

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ORTHOPEDIC

We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic due to leg fractures, hip dysplasia, disc disease, and more.

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