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Advanced Pet Surgery

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At Lake Forest Animal Hospital, we understand the stress of having to see your pet go through a surgical procedure. That’s why we provide the highest caliber of care for each dog or cat who needs surgery at our hospital. When your pet needs surgery, they'll receive individualized attention from start to finish.

Types of Surgical Services We Provide

We provide both soft tissue and orthopedic surgical services.

Soft-tissue surgeries we can perform include:

  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Mass removal
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Foreign body removal
  • Growth removal
  • Anal gland removal
  • Enucleation (eye removal)

For orthopedic surgery services, we offer:

  • Broken bone care
  • ACL surgery
  • Amputation

What Happens During a Surgical Procedure?

Each pet will receive bloodwork before surgery to establish a baseline understanding of her health. This pre-anesthetic blood work also allows us to check for conditions that may require a different approach to anesthesia. During surgery, your pet will receive an IV catheter, anesthesia, and constant monitoring. We monitor each pet’s temperature, blood pressure, oxygen, Co2, and heart rate throughout the surgery. To keep your pet warm during surgery, we use 3M™ Bair Hugger™ blankets or a HotDog® Veterinary Warming System. The type of surgical warmer we choose will depend on your pet’s unique needs. Most surgeries also include laser therapy to help your pet’s incisions heal more quickly.

Your Pet Is in Good Hands

We’ll keep you updated throughout every step and let you know when your furry friend is ready to go home with you. We also welcome your questions before, during, and after the surgery. We’re here to help!

Know that for us, no detail is too small when it comes to your pet’s surgery. If you have a dog or cat who needs our surgical services, contact us today to set up an appointment with our veterinary team.