Avian and Exotic Surgery
At Valley Animal Hospital, surgical services are available for our avian and exotic
patients as well. Given the small size of so many of our avian, reptilian and exotic species we make accommodations with specialized surgical instrumentation, anesthetic monitoring with a Doppler, and usually use either our CO2 Laser or the Ellman unit for surgery, which allows for very precise targeting of intended tissue, complete cauterization (zero to minimal blood loss), and reduced pain in recovery. Obstetrics (egg binding and hysterectomy’’s – properly oviductectomies), orthopedics/broken bones, deviated or fractured beak repair, trauma/lacerations, all soft tissue surgeries and cancer surgeries are available. Shell repair for turtles and tortoises is available. We use post-operative pain medication in all our patients.