For over 30 years, Keller’ Mobile Veterinary Clinic has served dog and cat owners in Great Falls, MT and surrounding communities. Our clinic provides convenient, professional veterinary care for companion animals in every stage of life. We are proud to be the practice pet parents across the area trust for routine veterinary care, dental care, emergency services, and more.
As part of our commitment to supplying your pet with comprehensive healthcare, we provide a selection of surgical procedures to help improve your pet’s health and wellbeing. Our goal with every surgery is to help your pet heal and get back to living the life they love. We will come directly to your home and perform all procedures in our mobile clinic.
Truly Caring For You & Your Pet’s Needs
If your dog or cat is in need of surgery, is can be a nerve-wracking experience. Our team will take the time to discuss the risks and benefits of the needed procedure, and work with you to make the appropriate decision for your pet. We provides procedures including spay/neutering, tumor removal, and more.
Preparing Your Pet for Surgery
To ensure your pet’s surgery is a success, we will work with you to appropriately prepare your pet for their procedure. Your pet must not eat in the 8-10 hours before surgery. This is to help avoid the possibility of your pet becoming nauseated during surgery, which can block the airway and cause complications. Depending on the procedure, your pet may need to take antibiotics several days before their surgery. This can help your pet fight off infection post-surgery.
The detect possible pre-existing conditions or health issues, pre-op blood work is recommended. This helps us determine if your dog or cat can tolerate anesthesia and/or surgery. During surgery, we utilize state-of-the-art anesthesia and monitoring equipment to assure your pet is safe during the procedure.
After their surgery, you pet will be tired and possibly confused. It important to keep your pet calm, as getting too excited may inhibit the healing process. To prevent your pet from becoming too nauseous, provide them with little food or water at a time. Your doctor may provide you with specific post-surgery diet instructions. Be sure to follow these instructions and any medication descriptions closely.
It is important to limit exercise during your pet’s recovery period. Running or jumping can open the suture line and cause serious complications. We recommended checking the suture line periodically for any signs of infection. This includes redness, seepage, swelling, etc.
For any questions regarding pre- and post-surgery instructions, please contact our office today at 406-727-5760. We are happy to address any additional concerns you have.
Spays and Neuters
Spays and neuters are among the most popular surgical procedures we perform. It is an outpatient procedure, which means your pet can go home the same day, depending on the recovery time for anesthesia.
In many cases, pet parents have many questions regarding the procedure. We will provide you with breed specific recommendations and make sure your pet receives this procedure at the right time for them.
Why should I spay/neuter my pet?
In addition to reducing territorial behaviors and preventing unwanted pregnancies, spaying or neutering your pet can reduce their risk for certain types of infections or cancers. For males, it removes the possibility of testicular and/or prostate cancer. In females, it removes the risk of breast cancer and uterine infections. These conditions are common in unspayed and unneutered pets.
Every year, millions of pets are abandoned or euthanized. By spaying or neutering your pets, you are helping to reduce overpopulation and ensure worthy pets receive a good home. We are committed to doing our part to end animal suffering both in our community and across the country.