At Glenwood Veterinary Clinic, we understand that surgery, regardless of how routine, can be a difficult and stressful time for you and your pet. It is our mission to ensure that each and every surgical procedure we perform is handled in a way that is as stress-free as possible. Our doctors are experienced and highly skilled in the most modern veterinary surgical techniques and our well-trained, compassionate care team is always on hand to ensure the safety and comfort of every surgical patient we serve.
Routine small animal surgical services performed at GVC include spays and neuters, while our more complex procedures include fracture repair, cruciate ligament reconstruction, and exploratory abdominal surgery. We employ the use of only the safest, most effective anesthetic products, which are carefully monitored by our technicians before, during, and following any procedure.
We are also pleased to introduce radio wave scalpel technology to our surgical armamentarium, which allows Dr. Mease and Dr. Brinkmann to make surgical incisions with far less bleeding and postoperative pain. With this advanced electronic cutting device, our small animal surgical team now have the ability to offer your pet shorter anesthesia and post-surgical healing times while decreasing pain, swelling, risk of infection, and blood loss. Please call to find out more about our small animal services and facilities.
Equine Surgical Services
Since the opening of our equine surgical building in 2004, Glenwood Veterinary Clinic has offered a full range of elective and emergency equine surgical services, including colic surgery, long bone fracture repair, arthroscopy, upper respiratory surgery, cryptorchid castration, correction of angular limb deformities in foals, and complex wound repair. Whatever your horse’s surgical needs, we are well-equipped and prepared to meet them.
Four well-trained anesthetists use positive pressure ventilation, modern anesthetic gasses, and direct monitoring of blood pressure and cardiovascular function to assure a safe anesthetic experience for our equine patients. Induction to anesthesia and recovery take place in a well-padded room for maximum safety to the patient, and recovery is assisted by one or more staff as indicated.
Glenwood Veterinary Clinic is proud to have the only board certified practicing equine surgeons between the front range of Colorado and Idaho, and receives referrals from the Western Slope, Utah, and Wyoming. Additionally, we are delighted to offer 24/7 emergency equine surgical services and equine emergency consultation capabilities provided by Dr. Sarah Waxman and Dr. Joanna Virgin.