Take a Tour

June 23, 2017

A doctor standing outside a pet clinic called Pets in Stitches in Miamisburg, Ohio

We welcome you to visit us in person during normal hours so we can show you around our state-of-the-art clinic. Also, we encourage your school, scouting, or other organizations to plan a field trip to Pets In Stitches. We would be very pleased to give a tour and discuss spaying and neutering with your group.

Until you can visit in person, we invite you to “take a tour” by photos below.

 Our New Spay & Neuter Clinic

Completed in 2011, Pets In Stitches is in the Southland 75 Shopping Center (just off I-75 near the Dayton Mall).



Four vets standing outside the pet clinic to welcome the patient in

Come On In

We’d love to show you around. We are:

  • Dr. Rastetter, DVM (front left),
  • Donna, office assistant (front right)
  • Kate, veterinay assistant (back left)
  • Melinda, RVT (back right)



The reception are of a pet clinic

Reception Area

We will greet you and your pet in our reception area and review your admission paperwork. The adult owner of your pet must be present at admissions unless prior arrangements with Pets In Stitches have been made.



A pet owner and her dog meeting the staff of the pet clinic

Meet and Greet

During the admission process, we will meet you and your pet in a friendly environment. Your pet will receive lots of love and affection. It only takes a few minutes to check in if you have your forms completed in advance. Then, you can be on your way.



The pet surgeon meets your pet before surgery at the clinic

Dr. Rastetter Meets Your Pet

Your pet gets lots of attention and reassurance during the brief checkup to be sure your pet is ready for surgery.

If your pet shows signs of illness or if there are any concerns, surgery may be postponed and you will be contacted to pick up your pet. This would only be considered if it’s in the best interest of your pet.



A dog being weighed on a scale by a vet tech at the clinic

All Sizes Welcome

Rufus is one big dog (or a small horse…smiles). We have the equipment needed to handle all sizes of pets. Here Rufus sits on a special treatment table for large dogs.



A vet assistant holding a scared dog before surgery

Extra Care

All pets receive the special care they may need. Here, Rufus is gently being held just before being sedated.



A cat in a clean and safe cage after surgery

Clean and Safe

Holly is sitting quietly while she waits her turn for surgery. All pets have their own clean “suite for a day” to house them during their stay.



A special room that helps minimize dog bark echos

Minimizing Dog Bark Echos

Our dog ward has soundproofing in the walls and ceiling to help create a more comfortable “suite for a day” for your dog.



A vet standing in the clinic's multi-purpose area

Multi-purpose Area

Our multi-purpose area for laboratory, pharmacy, and preparing surgery packs. You can see Melinda working with the autoclave, which sterilizes surgical packs for your pet’s use. We’ve nicknamed it “Monster” since it’s the largest tabletop autoclave available!



Shelves full of surgery packs for during and after pet surgeries

Surgery Packs

After being sterilized in the autoclave, surgery packs are stored and ready for use. Each pack has an assortment of surgical instruments so the veterinary surgeon will have everything they need for performing a safe and efficient surgery on your pet.



The surgery tables in the vet operating room

The Surgery Suite

The Surgery Suite is a special clean room dedicated to spaying and neutering your pet. Your pet will receive expert care during the surgery.



A stuffed animal under the light on the surgery table

A Surgery Table

Each surgery table is fully equipped with a heated surface, individual lights, anesthetic system and vital monitors. A typical surgery will take only 5-20 minutes, during which your pet will be completely safe and monitored both by our staff and vitals machines. Here you see Winnie-the-Pooh demonstrating how a pet is ready for surgery.



White medical trays that are specific to each individual animal

Individual Medical Trays

We make sure your pet gets exactly the right medicines and vaccines they need by providing a separate medical tray for each pet. These medicines may be administered before or after surgery as appropriate. We take the extra step of giving every male pet regional pain blocks in order to minimize discomfort.


An oxygen system for pets during surgery

Human-Grade Oxygen System

We provide the same type of breathing system for your pet as you would receive in hospital. To our knowledge, we are the only clinic in the Miami Valley that has this level of life support.


A monitor to watch your pet's vitals during surgery

Vitals Monitor

Your pet will be connected to a hospital-grade monitor during the surgery that has its visual and audio reports continually monitored by the Pets in Stitches staff. Even though the surgery will likely last less than 20 minutes, we want to be sure your pet is safe and never in any distress during the surgery.



A dog that was sedated for surgery

Rufus In Surgery

Here you see Rufus ready to undergo his surgery. He is completely relaxed and sedated, and hooked up to the vitals monitor and human-grade breathing system. He won’t remember a thing.



A vet performing a surgery on a dog at a clinic

Time for Surgery

Our veterinary surgeons have many years of spay and neuter experience under their belts and utilize specialized techniques to increase safety and decrease your pet’s time under anesthesia. We only hire the best staff to care for your pet.



Each animal gets a green tattoo to represent being neutered or spayed

A Really Cool Tattoo

Yes, your pet will be tattooed. This green line is the recognized symbol that your pet has been spayed or neutered. It will be helpful to any vet who takes care of your pet. Now, if only we could do rose tattoos also… smiles.



A dog getting his nails clipped while in surgery

Pedicures Too

While your pet is sedated, we will provide any extra services you requested… such as the pedicure you see here.



A dog resting in the post-surgery, recovery area called "The Beach"

Snoozing on the Beach

The Beach is our recovery area. Each pet lounges on a heated blanket as the anesthesia wears off. Sometimes, pets can be disoriented a bit after surgery, so we like to have patients nearby where we can monitor them.



A doctor sitting down by a dog in the recovery area at the clinic

Make New Friends

Dr. Rastetter is stroking a small pet to stimulate their recovery on The Beach while another snoozes. The pets are typically drowsy and easily tolerate other pets nearby. When a pet is recovered, we will move them to their “suite for a day”.



A dog getting some special attention after surgery to help recovery

Ya Gotta Love It

Some special attention after surgery to help recovery.



A dog resting after a day of surgery and recovery at the clinic

What a Day

Your pet will be ready and eager to see you. They will be fully recovered from the anesthesia and pain free (due to the pain blocks). Probably, hungry too. We will call in a couple days to see how they are doing at home.



A white dog staying warm and comfortable after surgery

Me Too

Cozy and warm until you arrive to take them home.

Come. Stay. Heal.

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