Simply Spay & Neuter
Dr. Martha McTavish has a B.A. from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She spent the next two and a half years in the Kingdom of Tonga as a Peace Corps volunteer. In 1995, after graduating from Iowa State University with her D.V.M., she moved (along with her dog that she brought home from Tonga) to Los Angeles and completed an internship year in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 1996. She then worked as an associate at a 7-doctor practice in Los Angeles treating the pets of Marlon Brando, George Clooney, The Playboy Mansion and many non-celebrities.
She has been in South Carolina since 1998 and has performed over 15,000 spay/neuter surgeries working part-time for the last six years for the Grand Strand Humane Society in Myrtle Beach. She owned a housecall practice in Myrtle Beach before relocating to Mt. Pleasant in 2002. She has continued to work simultaneously either full-time or part-time in multi-doctor small animal practices. Her exposure in animal shelters has instilled strong feelings about the need for all dogs and cats to be spayed and neutered to aid in the reduction of the pet overpopulation problem.
Dr. McTavish enjoys sailing, gardening, biking and movies in her spare time. She has three pets, all rescued from abandonment at animal hospitals that she has worked for.
Making everyone's pet one of a kind is the goal of this practice.
This hospital is a brand new facility with a small, experienced staff. Great patient care and terrific customer service are priorities. We use the safest anesthesia available. Pets are intubated and on sevoflurane gas anesthesia: the same used in human pediatric surgery. Pets are on a blood pressure, blood oxygen, and heart rate monitor during surgery. There is also a heated surgery table to maintain body temperature. The veterinarian is very experienced and competent in spay/neuter surgery, so your pet's time in surgery and under anesthesia is brief. All animals receive pain medicine by injection before and after surgery, and pain medicine is dispensed to take home.
Vaccines, heartworm testing, leukemia/fiv testing, and microchipping are available at our walk in vaccine clinic and for all surgery patients on their surgery day. Spay and neuter surgery is the priority. By focusing on this one service we can keep the quality higher and the expenses lower. The result is lower fees for the owner with high quality surgical care for the pet.