Cat & Dog Surgery for a Better-Quality Life

Our pets suffer from injuries, degenerative conditions, and lumps and bumps, many of which we can solve with the appropriate surgical procedure. In fact, most pets undergo surgery at some point in their lives! Significant veterinary medicine advancements in the last decade make cat & dog surgery much safer and more effective. At Arab Veterinary Hospital, we do everything in our power to minimize the risk and make the entire process comfortable for your pet and comforting for you.

Our Surgical Capabilities

Our skilled team of veterinarians performs a wide range of both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

Soft tissue surgeries we perform include:

  • Foreign body removal
  • Mass removal
  • Pulmonary (lung) surgery
  • Spay & neuter
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Eye surgeries such as cherry eye
  • And more!

Orthopedic surgeries we perform include:

  • CCL rupture repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Hip dysplasia correction
  • Joint dislocation repair
  • Osteochondrosis surgery (typical of larger dog breeds)
  • Patellar luxation
  • And more!

Interestingly, many dogs undergo an orthopedic surgery in their lifetime. They are often prone to hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and CCL injuries. Pet surgery helps them regain their mobility and restores their quality of life.

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Advice for Pet Owners

We realize that any cat or dog surgery, no matter how routine, can be a scary thing. Yet there's a lot we can do to minimize their risk together. For one, our caring and devoted team is with your pet from start to finish. Our goal is to minimize the risks and give your pet the very best chance at a speedy and complete recovery. On your end, you can take several steps to ensure your pet is set up for the safest surgical experience.

Pre-anesthetic Exam and Blood Work

The first step to take for a safer surgery means opting for your pet to receive a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work. While not mandatory, we highly recommend this step as it helps us determine if there are any underlying problems that could make anesthesia dangerous. Starting with pre-anesthetic diagnostics also helps us better tailor your pet’s anesthesia throughout their procedure.

Post-Surgery Care Instructions

Secondly, after surgery is a critical time for your pet, as they need plenty of time to heal. Any surgery is going to be painful and depending on the procedure, it could take some time for your pet to fully heal. It is up to you to make sure they have a safe, secure, and quiet place in which to recover at home, free from distraction and any opportunity to injure themselves. With every pet surgery, we will send home care instructions for your pet’s recovery as well as needed pain medication. It is of paramount importance that you follow our instruction, administer the pain medications, and contact us immediately should anything be a cause for concern.

Pet surgery is not a negative experience! With proper care from start to finish, your pet will make a full recovery and be better off than before.

"The doctors and staff at AVH are phenomenal! They have shown the utmost care for my animals as well as my family. I couldn’t ask for my dogs and cats to be in any better care than they have provided for years. Highly, highly recommend!" - Chris H.

"Can't begin to say how awesome everyone is. So amazing. ALL staff was fantastic. They love your dog too! The doctors are incredible and gave my dog a new life. They are always there when you call and I thank you all so much." - Elizabeth H.

"Took my goat in for an exam. Dr. Harney took his time and held a real conversion with me about his health. I feel some doctors just scan over your animal then tell you do this thing. But Dr. Harney took time to go over options and testing and treatments. 10/10 will recommend." - Elise R.

"The place is gorgeous! I could hang out on their porch swings all afternoon, but the love and care of the staff far exceed all of their beautiful decor and furnishings! We love the Browns!" - Melissa C.

"Excellent facility, excellent Veterinarians and staff. I would not take my pets to any other veterinary practice. Thank you Dr. Brown and Dr. Zeiger and everyone at Arab Veterinary Hospital for making a trip to the vet both informative and friendly!" - Charlie H.

"We brought our dachshund Emily in just before New Year’s for emergency care because she was unable to move her left side.  Dr. Zeiger helped guide us in choosing an appropriate medical plan and a therapeutic response interval.  The third day, we began to see the improvement he had hoped for.  She continues to improve and now only has a slight limp.  I want to thank him for his insightful care and compassion during a difficult time for our family.  His love for animals was evident that day and very much appreciated.  We are so very thankful he was available." - Nikki B