Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders. While it is invasive, surgical procedures remain the backbone of veterinary medicine, delivering unparalleled results to the field of pet healthcare.

At Las Tablas Animal Hospital, our skilled veterinary team is experienced in many types of surgical procedures. We perform spays and neuters, tumor removals, abdominal surgeries and many orthopedic procedures. We use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your pets during surgery in order to provide the safest possible anesthetic and pain-free experience.

Our veterinary team educates you throughout the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. Our goal is to make our patients and their families as comfortable as possible, from the presurgical consultation to your pet’s dismissal and aftercare. We’re with you every step of the way, applying our commitment and expertise to ensure your pet has a safe procedure and a speedy recovery.

Surgery at Las Tablas Animal Hospital includes:

  • State-of-the-art equipment to monitor your pet’s heart, lungs, oxygen saturation levels, temperature and blood pressure
  • Pain management before, during and after your pet’s surgery
  • A veterinary technician to monitor your pet throughout the surgical process, from anesthesia administration to the surgical procedure and recovery from anesthesia

Communication is important to us, and either your pet’s veterinarian or the veterinary surgical nurse will call you with an update once your pet has recovered from anesthesia. We understand that it can be very stressful when your pet is in surgery. Therefore, you are always welcome to call Las Tablas Animal Hospital at any time to get an update on your pet from our caring hospital staff.

Important information regarding your pet’s surgery:

  • Remove food and water before midnight the day before the surgery.
  • Admittance time for operations is usually between 8:00am and 8:30 a.m., but a different time can be specially arranged with advanced notice.
  • Please notify us of any medications you give your pet 24 hours before surgery.
  • We may require an exam and pre-anesthetic bloodwork if your pet has not had an exam at Las Tablas Animal Hospital recently.
  • Depending on the type of surgery your pet is receiving, your pet may be required to spend the night with us for further monitoring during recovery. Your veterinarian will discuss this with you during your presurgical visit.


June 10, 2016