Surgery in Our Animal Hospital

We know how special and beloved your furry family member is. There’s not much scarier than leaving your pet in our care and thinking about them going under anesthesia for surgery. Rest assured our pet care providers will treat your pet like a member of our own family, providing nothing less than top-quality medicine and care. We take pride in caring for these remarkable creatures and providing them the best service.

West Ballantyne Animal Hospital is equipped with a modern surgical suite and a team of professionals to care for your pet. Surgeries performed at our hospital include:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Ear Hematomas
  • Growth removal or tumor biopsy
  • Laceration and wound repair
  • Urinary bladder surgery and stone removal
  • Abdominal exploratory surgery including intestinal and stomach surgery
  • Oral surgery (tooth extractions)
  • Cesarean section
  • Emergency surgery


Pre-Surgical Care

Prior to surgery, every patient has a physical exam by the veterinarian and blood work before an anesthetic plan is tailored specifically for your pets needs. Pre-anesthetic blood work is performed to evaluate the kidneys, liver, electrolytes, and blood cell counts.

Keeping your pet comfortable and pain-free is one of our top priorities. One of the first medications your pet will receive is pain medication. Pain is lessened and best controlled when pain medication is already working before pain has occurred. We can minimize pain levels and maximize comfort and happiness using modern medical techniques.

Intravenous Catheter – as a standard, every patient going under anesthesia receives an IV catheter. An IV catheter allows fluid therapy throughout the procedure and allows direct access to veins for emergency medications if ever needed.


Patient Monitoring

We use the same inhalant anesthesia used in human pediatric medicine. Once under anesthesia, we constantly monitor your pet to minimize the potential risk of complications. Our state-of-the-art anesthesia monitors utilizes numerous parameters including heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, temperature, and constant electrocardiogram.


After Surgery

Your pet’s post-operative pain management plan will include medication to reduce discomfort and encourage a fast recovery. The plan will likely provide at-home medication to keep them as comfortable as possible. Our knowledgeable staff members are here to assist you, and will explain everything you need to know for post-surgery care at home.

At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide individualized surgical care for all of our patients. We will communicate with you every step of the way to keep you fully informed about your pet before, during, and after surgery. Our veterinarian will address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the techniques used during surgery, pain management, and post-operative care. For more information about our surgical services for dogs and cats, please call us today.