We at Makawao Veterinary Clinic strive to provide the best surgical care available for our patients.
When your pet needs surgery, you need to find a practice that can administer both gentle and effective treatment to your beloved companion. From routine procedures, such as spaying or neutering, to more advanced operations, your pet may need to undergo surgery for any number of reasons. Our staff at Makawao Veterinary Clinic is trained to give your pet the care and compassion they need to not only successfully make it through the operation but to lead a healthier and happier life when they return from our facilities.
We also have veterinarians with special surgical interests and skill sets. Dr. Clayton Matchett has a special interest in all things orthopedic. He enjoys the challenges of lameness exams and orthopedic repairs. Dr. Matchett performs Plateau Levelling Osteotomies (CBLO), and Extra-Capsular (TightRope) stabilizations for cruciate ligament injuries in our canine patients. We have the necessary bone plating equipment and skills needed to repair many fractures. Our dedicated surgical suite is equipped with intraoperative radiography to ensure optimal surgical outcomes. Makawao Veterinary Clinic has multiple doctors confident in reproductive, soft tissue airway, skin, ophthalmic, and dental surgical procedures. Our dental radiography system allows our doctors accurate detection of diseased teeth as well as confirming completed dental extractions. See individual bios in the About Us section for each doctor's special interests.
The modern amenities and pristine conditions of our surgical rooms enable our staff to function at peak capacity. We do everything in our power to streamline your experience so that all lab work and pre-surgical exams are completed in a timely manner. Our resources not only help our staff feel supported, they can also help your pet feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar place. We recommend a follow-up with each of our clients so we can catch small problems before they turn into larger ones.
You can expect our staff's complete attention when your pet is in the surgical room. Veterinary surgery often requires multiple professionals working together, which is why we make sure your pet's temperature, IV fluids, and anesthesia are constantly monitored and adjusted by a trained technician. Our team works together to communicate any potential anomalies that may compromise the efficacy of the surgery. We've found this strategy to be the best possible way to ensure favorable outcomes.
Before the surgery, we use the conclusions from the pre-surgery exam and the accompanying lab work to determine which methods to use during the operation. After the surgery, we design pain management strategies specific to your pet's size, breed, and condition. It's Makawao Veterinary Clinic’s goal to give you all the advice you need to properly care for your pet from the moment they come home from the surgery. Taking an all-around approach to surgical care is the best path to achieving better pet health, and we want our clients to feel as empowered as we do to help.
Visiting our facilities is the first step to learning more about how we manage to stand out. We can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, so you can feel comfortable about how your pet is being treated. From the type of anesthesia used to the length of post-care recovery, Makawao Veterinary Clinic gives you all the information you need to know so there are no surprises down the line.
We look forward to providing the best possible surgical care for your fur family.