Pet Surgical Services

Learn more about our pet surgical services below.

Pet Surgical Services

At Powder Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we understand that anesthesia and surgery can evoke a very emotional response in a pet parent’s heart. While anesthesia, unfortunately, carries a small risk, we do everything possible to ensure your pet’s safety during a surgical procedure.

Pet Surgical Services

We start with a thorough pre-operative physical examination and bloodwork to ensure no pre-existing conditions are present. We tailor every anesthetic protocol to each patient based on weight, age, concurrent disease, and procedure being performed—there is no “one size fits all” approach. Our expert technicians place an intravenous (IV) catheter, and IV fluids are started. This allows us to ensure proper hydration and maintain our patient’s blood pressure while they are under anesthesia. During the procedure, your companion’s blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and oxygenation levels are continually monitored and recorded by highly trained nurse anesthetists. Should even the smallest changes in these parameters be noted, immediate changes to the anesthetic protocol are implemented to correct them. This strict monitoring is continued until your companion is completely recovered from anesthesia. It’s not unusual to find one of our team members curled up next to one of our recovering patients!

Pet Wellness Annual Exams

We know that providing home care after surgery can be equally as stressful. Rest assured, all of our patients are sent home with aggressive pain control and, when appropriate, medication to aid with exercise/activity restriction. An Elizabethan collar or medical pet shirt is also dispensed to most patients—we have many different varieties to choose from, and we always select the one that will be the most effective but least upsetting to our patients and their owners!!!

Routine surgeries (such as spays/neuters, growth removals, and laceration repairs) are performed by our staff veterinarians.

The surgical services we provide include:

  • Spays (ovariohysterectomy)
  • Neuters (castration)
  • Mass (growth) removal
  • Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
  • Splenectomies
  • Cherry eye (prolapsed nictitan) repair
  • Cesarean sections

We look forward to providing your companion with safe and excellent surgical care.