Pet Surgical Procedures

At Alta Vista Animal Hospital, our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care.

Surgical Procedures

As pet care specialists, we proudly extend surgical services to our patients. Our skilled physicians and technicians are proficient in various surgical procedures, allowing your pet to obtain precise care. Before scheduling surgery, we will discuss all treatment options available to you and your pet. Our goal is to allow you to fully understand the benefits and potential risks of surgery and make an informed decision about your pet’s care. Patients will also need to complete a full physical evaluation and blood work panel to ensure there are no preexisting conditions that could negatively affect pet health when anesthesia is used. Once your pet has cleared their physical exam, surgery can be scheduled.

Common reasons for pet surgery:

  • Declawing felines
  • Foreign body removal
  • Spay and neuter
  • Trauma repair
  • Tumor or skin biopsy

What does surgery involve?

Surgery for pets is very similar to surgery for humans. During the pre-operative appointment, the necessary preparations for surgery will be discussed. If your pet is going under anesthesia, fasting will be required, and we request that you inform us of any medications your pet is taking. With some surgeries, an overnight stay at our facility is necessary so we can continue to monitor your pet’s recovery. You will be notified during your pre-operative appointment if this is required with your surgery.

We believe that pain management is a critical aspect of recovery. We make an added effort to provide your pet with superior comfort. If we feel post-operative pain management would benefit your pet, we will prescribe additional medication.

Upon the completion of the surgery, you will be informed of all care instructions for recovery. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s surgery or would like to schedule surgery.

Pet Surgical Procedures in Fort Worth, TX

Alta Vista Animal Hospital surgical suite provides for the performance of a variety of surgical procedures. Some of our commonly performed surgeries include:

Laser Surgery

We strive to provide our patients with the most current surgical procedures and techniques. With accelerated technology and its use in the medical field, we are pleased to incorporate laser surgery and our advanced pet care services. While lasers have been used for decades in aiding human surgeries, they have recently been introduced to the veterinary field with outstanding success. Laser surgery can help in all soft tissue surgeries and most orthopedic surgeries.

Pet Spay and Neuter

We provide spay and neuter services to help your pet live a healthy life. As a pet owner, choosing to spay or neuter your new pet is one of the most responsible decisions. Spaying and neutering pets are estimated to add years to your pet’s life by decreasing or eliminating their chances of getting certain cancers; it also helps reduce the number of animals in shelters and the number of euthanized pets each year.