Should a River Valley veterinarian recommend surgery for your pet, a pre-surgical examination and blood tests is highly recommended to assess the animal’s worthiness to receive anesthesia and undergo the procedure.

In all surgeries, your medical team takes great care in monitoring your pet’s heartbeat, blood pressure, oxygen level, fluid therapy and its post-operative comfort and clinical care through recovery. We use only the safest available anesthesia to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients.

Our veterinarian team uses the latest surgical techniques and equipment, including ultrasonography and radiography. They have the expertise and experience to perform various soft tissue, elective, orthopedic and emergency procedures, some of which are listed below.

  • Spay (females)
  • Neuter (males)
  • Tumor Removal
  • Biopsies
  • Anal Gland Removal
  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Puppy Dewclaw Removal and Tail Docking

Post-operative care includes appropriate pain management and lots of TLC.

We understand that your pet is a family member and that separation from him or her may be stressful. Be assured that the entire River Valley Veterinary Clinic team involved with your companion’s medical treatment are committed to sensitive, compassionate care of your pet until discharge.



Should your doctor determine that lab tests would prove useful as diagnostic tools, River Valley Veterinary Clinic’s on-site laboratory is well-equipped with cutting-edge technologies that provide reliable, prompt results.

Diagnostic tests and procedures include:

  • Catalyst (blood chemistry & electrolytes)
  • ProCyte Analyzer (complete blood count)
  • Vetlab UA Analyzer (urinalysis)
  • Snap 4 Dx (heartworm + 3 tick-borne diseases, including Lyme)
  • Snap Feline Leukemia/FIV Test
  • Parvo virus Test
  • Direct and fecal flotation
  • Urinalysis, including sedimentation
  • Thyroid screening
  • Diabetes
  • Skin and ear cytology
  • Aspirate cytology of tumors
  • Skin scrapings (dermatology/allergies)
  • Radiographs