Pet Surgical Services

Here at Victoria Animal Hospital, we do a thorough physical exam on your pet before any surgical services. We offer compassionate, excellent pet surgery; rest assured, your furry friend will be in good hands.

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Expert Surgical Services for your pet

At Victoria Animal Hospital, our commitment extends beyond routine care to comprehensive pet surgical services aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of your beloved companions. Our skilled team of veterinary surgeons utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques to perform a wide range of procedures with precision and care. Whether your pet requires a routine spay or neuter, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, or emergency intervention, we prioritize safety and comfort at every step of the process.

From pre-operative evaluations to post-operative care and rehabilitation, we strive to provide personalized attention tailored to your pet’s unique needs. At Victoria Animal Hospital, you can trust us to deliver compassionate, expert surgical care, giving your furry friends the best chance for a swift recovery and a happy, healthy life. 

Will my pet be in pain?

Anything that causes pain in people can be expected to cause pain in animals. Pets may not show the same symptoms of pain as people do; they usually don’t whine or cry, but you can be sure they feel it. Pain medications needed will depend on the surgery performed. Major procedures require more pain relief than things like minor lacerations.

For dogs, we may recommend an oral anti-inflammatory the day after surgery and several days after to lessen the risk of discomfort and swelling. We use newer medications, which are less likely to cause stomach upset and can be given even on the morning of surgery.

Because cats do not tolerate standard pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or Tylenol, we are limited in what we can give them. Recent advances in pain medications have allowed for better pain control in cats than ever before. We administer a pain injection 10 minutes before surgery. After surgery, pain medication is given on a case-by-case basis.