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Compass Veterinary Clinic

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Primary Location
3 Monroe Parkway Suite Y
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 503-850-2444
Fax: 503-303-7606

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m.4 p.m.
SundayClosedClosed
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Surgical Services

At Compass Veterinary Clinic, we approach surgery with compassion and strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable, stress free, and safe as possible.  Our veterinarians are skilled at performing a variety of surgical procedures. Some complex surgeries or orthopedic repairs are referred to outstanding specialists in our area. 

At Compass, we perform a thorough pre-surgical exam on every patient.  The pre-surgical exam is included in the procedure price.  

We use the same anesthetic gas used in human medicine, Isoflurane. The Anesthetic is delivered through new, high quality, Landmark Anesthesia machines.  We have two identical machines, so that a backup is always available in the unforseen event of an equipment malfunction during a procedure.

 Anesthetic protocol is tailored to your pet.  The Isoflorane anesthetic gives our veterinary team the quickest and most accurate control over the depth of anesthesia as well as your pet's oxygen levels.

  

Every patient undergoing anesthesia is monitored by our BioVet System.

Our BioVet System monitors the patient's heart rate, heart rhythm, body temperature, respiration, and oxygenation level throughout the procedure.

For Dr. Connolly, however, this isn't adequate: "We never rely on just the machine.  Each patient is also constantly monitored by a veterinary technician. Our technicians are trained to manually check the heart rate, look at the color of the gums, and constantly visually assess the patient and their vital signs.  As good as the technology is, we have to also monitor with our eyes."  For this reason, your pet always has a licensed veterinarian and a technician at their side throughout the procedure.  

Every surgical instrument is thoroughly sterilized in our state-of-the-art Midmark M11 "Ultra-Clave" Automatic Sterilizer.  With the emergence of many aggressive, infectious organisms, Dr. Connolly wants to reduce the risk to patients: "It's hard to fathom, but some clinics actually re-use the same instruments between patients.   While that may reduce their operational cost, I will not compromise on patient health and safety."  

Your pet's surgeon will also be sterilely scrubbed, gloved, masked, and gowned.  

Dr. Connolly believes that all patients need and deserve pain medications.  Every patient receives an injection of pain medication during recovery.   After surgery, a technician continues to directly monitor your pet until he or she is able to stand and walk. 

Pre-anesthetic blood work is highly recommended, but is generally not required.  In some cases with higher risk patients, your Compass veterinarian may require pre-anesthetic blood work to be run before a surgical procedure can be performed on your pet.  This is for the health and safety of your pet, and will only be done with your consent.  The cost of the pre-anesthetic blood panel is $72.00.  

Your pet must be current on their rabies vaccination and must be flea free before any surgical procedure.

RECENT NEWS:  Dr Lipanovich featured in the Lake Oswego Review!  Click to open article.

Congratulations to Dr. Connolly on becoming a Certified Fear Free Professional. As part of our commitment to providing veterinary care in a stress free environment, Dr. Connolly recently completed a comprehensive course on Fear Free techniques and practice design. Click to read article.

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m.4 p.m.
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Team

Meet The Team "We started Compass Veterinary Clinic with the idea that we can offer compassionate care in a Fear Free environment, at an affordable price.  Everybody at our clinic is passionate about helping every pet in our care have a comfortable and happy visit.  We honestly enjoy each pet that comes through our doors, and make every effort to help them feel safe and loved!" Read More

Contact

  • 503-850-2444
  • 3 Monroe Parkway Suite Y
  • Lake Oswego, OR  97035
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