We provide superior surgical care for your pet!
Montrose Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel has a surgical suite equipped with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical equipment and offers a wide variety of surgical services for your pet. Our experienced, professional staff will treat your pet with the upmost care and compassion as if it were our own.
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary, what the surgery entails, and expected recovery times. We also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.
Prior to surgery, our staff will examine your pet and we may recommend pre-surgical blood work to ensure that your pet is a safe candidate for general anesthesia. Your pet will be placed on IV fluids and given a sedative.
When possible, we utilize state-of-the-art laser equipment to perform surgical procedures. The use of laser equipment in surgery minimizes the pain that follows an operation because it seals the nerve endings as they are cut. In addition, the laser has virtually no effect on the surrounding tissues, meaning we can more precisely pinpoint the surgical area.
Laser surgery has many benefits for your pet, including:
- Minimally invasive
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced pain
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced risk of infection
- Expedited recovery
Types of Surgical Procedures We Perform
Surgical procedures performed at Montrose Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel include:
- Spay, Neuter surgery. Spaying your pet can prevent mammary cancer and uterine infections; neutering your pet can prevent testicular and prostatic cancer. Both surgeries prevent the births of unwanted litters, a very serious problem.
- Soft Tissue/General Surgery. These surgical procedures are not associated with bones. The most common soft tissue surgery performed is the removal of lumps or growths (tumors). Early removal and accurate biopsy of a growth is important for your pet’s health.
- Emergency Surgery. Typical emergency surgeries we perform are wound repair, laceration repair, and foreign object removal.
- Orthopedic surgery. Generally, orthopedic surgery corrects musculoskeletal conditions such as degenerative joint diseases (hip dysplasia, other forms of arthritis), knee pain, joint injuries and spinal conditions. Traumatic injuries, such as broken bones and torn cruciate ligaments, can also be repaired with orthopedic surgery.
- Dental surgery. We perform some types of dental surgery, such as tooth extraction, oral tumor removal and fracture repair.
- Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
We utilize the safest, multi-modal anesthesia techniques available. During surgery, we monitor all of your pet’s vital signs with state of the art equipment as well as manual techniques (pulse ox, respiratory monitoring, EKG, temperature monitoring, ventilator, oxygen). One of our highly trained veterinary technicians will personally monitor your pet.
- Pain Management
We utilize comprehensive pain management before, during and after your pet’s surgical procedure to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. We may also provide you with pain management medication for your pet when he or she is ready to leave the hospital.
Your pet will be kept in our intensive care unit and will be continuously monitored. We will stay in contact with you throughout your pet’s hospital stay, and provide you with detailed information on proper care for your pet at home after surgery. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. You may also find the post-surgical information in our FAQS page helpful.
Our Commitment to You
It is important to us to provide individual, compassionate pre and post-surgical care for each patient. Therefore, we will communicate with you to keep you fully informed about your pet during every step of the process. We will address any questions or concerns you may have, including those regarding the surgical techniques used, pain management, and/or postoperative care.