Our Veterinary Surgical Services
We’re passionate about providing the best possible care for our clients and their pets! At our clinic in Beaverton, Oregon we perform both general and minimally-invasive surgeries, and specialize in laparoscopic spays and gastropexy.
General Vs. laparoscopic surgery
At Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, we’re proud to offer laparoscopic (or minimally-invasive) procedures. Dr. Steve Haley has a keen interest in general and laparoscopic surgery and has provided minimally-invasive abdominal surgery since 2009. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery include less trauma to surrounding tissues, smaller incision sites, and faster post-op recovery.
I have been performing surgery for over 24 yrs. My favorite thing about surgery is that in some cases like bladder stone or GI foreign body surgeries and even some dental procedures, you can see that the patients feel better so quickly. — Dr. Lisa Thrower
What to Expect
During The Procedure
Each surgery patient has a dedicated Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). This licensed veterinary nurse is with them from check-in through recovery. During your pet’s procedure, their surgical team uses state-of-the-art multiparameter monitoring to track their vitals, including blood oxygen levels, capnography, blood pressure, heart rhythm, and temperature. Proactive monitoring during anesthesia means safer surgeries for our patients.
Whether your pet has undergone general or laparoscopic surgery, we want to make sure their pain is well-controlled! We practice multimodal analgesia for every procedure to keep surgical patients calm and comfortable. Your pet’s dedicated CVT will stay with them through post-op recovery to make sure they’re doing well. Because core body temperature can drop during surgery, we use a Bair “hugger” warming unit (the same unit they use in human hospitals!) to circulate warm air and keep them comfortable.
I enjoy general surgery including mass removals, bladder stone removal, abdominal exploratory and foreign body surgery to name a few. Regardless of the procedure I am your pet's strongest advocate and believe in balanced pain management and will always do what I can to get your pet feeling better as soon as possible. I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and believe in the benefits provided to our patients. — Dr. Steve Haley
With 17 years in the field as a general practitioner, I am experienced and comfortable with a variety of procedures. This includes spays, neuters, biopsies, mass removals, foreign body surgery, dental cleanings, tooth extractions, and more. Seeing my patients enjoy an improved quality of life post-op brings me great joy. — Dr. Jamie Cheshier
Surgical specialty partners
While our team can perform a wide variety of surgeries in-house at our Beaverton vet clinic, we will occasionally refer patients to our specialty partners for emergency, orthopedic, or specialized surgery. Our surgical specialty partners include:
I have surgical experience in mass removals/soft tissue surgery, spays, neuters, dental procedures, and extractions. I enjoy performing procedures that promote good health and quality life for my patients. — Dr. Kristin Beckley
I enjoy wound management and laceration repairs. In regards to other surgeries, I am excited to learn laparoscopic technique for spay and cryptorchid surgeries. I enjoy the satisfaction from dental procedures and extracting significantly diseased teeth because my patients are so much happier afterwards! — Dr. Catie Brown
safety is our top priority!
When you trust Mountainside Veterinary Hospital to perform your pet’s surgical procedure, you can rest easy knowing we’ve gone above and beyond to keep them safe every step of the way. From advanced monitoring equipment and built-in failsafes to dedicated CVT care before, during, and after the procedure, we’re here to make sure each surgery is as safe and efficient as possible.
We would love to see you!