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Inside Pets In Stiches

Welcome! We invite you to visit us in person during normal hours so we can show you around our state-of-the-art clinic. We encourage your school, scouting, or other organizations to plan a field trip to Pets In Stitches. We’d love to give you a tour and discuss spaying and neutering with your group. Until you can visit in person, take a virtual tour by following along with the photos below.

Come On In

We’d love to show you around. We are in the Southland 75 Shopping Center (just off I-75, near the Dayton Mall). Our team of passionate staff are ready to welcome you with caring hearts. Meet the team and be sure to checkout some of our trusted partners.

Reception Area

We’ll 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 you’ve made prior arrangements with Pets In Stitches.

Meet and Greet

During the admission process, we’ll 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.

Dr. Rastetter Meets Your Pet

Your pet gets tons of attention and reassurance during the brief checkup to make 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’ll be contacted to pick up your pet. This would only be considered if it’s in the best interest of your pet.

All Sizes Welcome

We have the equipment needed to handle pets of all sizes. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Extra Care

All pets receive the specialized cared they may need. Here, Nugget is enjoying additional heat support since he is small and thin.

Clean and Safe

Drumm is playing while he waits his turn for surgery. All pets have their own clean “suite for a day” to house them during their stay.

Minimizing Dog Bark Echos

Our dog ward has soundproofing in the walls and ceiling to help turn down the volume and turn up the comfort.

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! 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 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 Surgery Table

Each surgery table is fully equipped with a heated surface, individual lights, anesthetic system, and vitals monitors. A typical surgery will only take 5-20 minutes, during which your pet will be completely safe and monitored both by our staff and vitals machines.

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 pet regional pain blocks in order to minimize discomfort.

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.

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 ensure your pet is safe and never in any distress during the surgery.

Nugget In Surgery

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

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.

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’ll be helpful to any vet who takes care of your pet. Now, if only we could do rose tattoos also… (jokes!).

Pedicures Too

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

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.

Making 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’ll move them to their “suite for a day.”

Ya Gotta Love It

Some special attention after surgery to help recovery.

What a Day

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

All Ready

Cozy and warm until you arrive to take them home.

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