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Pet Surgery

Trust Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital for compassionate and expert pet surgeries. From routine procedures to emergencies, our dedicated staff ensures optimal care, guiding you through the entire process.

Comprehensive Surgical Services for Companion Animals

At some point in your pet’s life, they may need a surgical procedure. Whether your pet has an elective surgery such as a spay or neuter or an emergency surgery for intestinal obstruction, you can rest assured that our staff will provide the best care possible for your pet.

Our facility offers the following surgical services for companion animals:

  • Routine spay and neuter
  • Dentistry
  • Tumor removal
  • Abdominal and soft tissue procedures
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Biopsies

In the best interests of our pet, we require a physical examination appointment with one of our veterinarians prior to scheduling procedures. Before the procedure is scheduled, our staff will explain the process, including:

  • Any pre-surgical testing that is recommended – baseline laboratory testing is beneficial so that there are no surprises on surgery day. Knowing that your pet has normal blood test results can help prevent anesthetic complications or surgical complications such as excessive bleeding, which can occur when patients have low platelet counts or abnormal clotting. Liver or kidney disease may affect the choices of anesthetic drugs your veterinarian recommends to prevent anesthetic complications and promote a smooth anesthetic recovery.
  • Food and water intake restrictions prior to surgery – a period of fasting may be necessary prior to your pet’s procedure. Our staff will let you know what is advised.
  • What procedures are to be done on the day of surgery – from initial intake to sedation and general anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, the procedure, and recovery, the staff will walk you through what will happen with your pet once you leave the hospital.
  • Discharge and aftercare for your pet – some patients may be able to go home the same day as their procedure, whereas others may need an overnight stay or referral to a 24-hour care facility. The veterinary team will advise you on what is best for your pet, discuss aftercare for your companion, and any rechecks needed.

Ensuring Stress-Free and Advanced Care for Your Beloved Pets

You love your pets; they’re members of the family, and you want them to have the very best in health care, from routine checkups and minor ailments to serious injuries and illnesses. And that’s what Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital of Las Vegas, NV is dedicated to providing. One of the most stressful times for pet owners is when their pet needs a surgical procedure. Most animals will require pet surgery in their lifetimes, the most common being spay or neuter, but surgery for more serious problems is sometimes needed. Our facility has an in-house surgical suite and diagnostic laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. Our veterinarians, working along with our highly trained technicians, will take steps to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure is as stress-free and positive as possible.

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Pet Surgery – What To Expect

First, your pet will have a complete physical examination before scheduling the procedure. It is also highly recommended that laboratory testing of a blood sample be performed to identify any issues that might cause complications during surgery. Your veterinarian will explain the surgical procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have. You’ll be advised whether food and water should be restricted the night before surgery and any other precautions you should take. During the procedure, your pet will receive general anesthesia and be constantly monitored for adverse effects.

After the surgery, your pet will be transferred to a recovery area where continued monitoring will ensure their comfort until it’s time for discharge. Most patients can go home on the same day as their surgery. Others might have to stay overnight or be referred to a 24-hour care facility.

Your veterinarian will consult with you after the procedure to advise what aftercare you must provide at home and if you need to schedule any post-surgery checkups. Most likely, your pet will need to stay indoors to avoid exertion, and steps will be taken to keep them from licking at their incisions and opening them back up. The veterinarian will ensure you know how to keep your pet safe and comfortable.