Elective Surgery (Spays and Neuters)
Soft Tissue Surgery (Foreign Body, Lump Removals, Bladder Surgery etc.)
Orthopedic Surgery (Cruciate Ligament and Fracture Repairs)
Spays and Neuters
- Young female dog and cat patients are spayed using a procedure called ovariectomy. This is in contrast to the traditional method of sterilizing dogs and cats, called an ovariohysterectomy. An ovariectomy only removes the ovaries, but leaves the uterus intact. Our decision to make the change in surgical technique is based on research originally coming from Europe where veterinarians have been performing ovariectomies for many years. Studies show no adverse effects from leaving the uterus and only removing the ovaries. The benefits of this procedure include smaller abdominal incisions, shorter anesthetic times, and less potential for complications. For more information about this procedure, please click here.
- For our spay and neuter patients, basic routine pre-surgical bloodwork, intravenous fluids, pain medication (in-hospital and sent home), and an ear tattoo are included in the cost of the procedure.
- Our state-of-the-art radiosurgery unit allows for superb control of coagulation during many surgeries and speeds up the removal of small lumps. It has also made it much easier to deal with a condition called gingival hyperplasia (usually seen in Boxers).
Prior to all of our surgeries...
- ...we do another immediate pre-surgical assessment of hydration status and red blood cell level at no extra charge.
Surgeries on pets other than dogs and cats
- We spay and neuter rabbits and other rodents; we also do surgeries on birds and other exotic species such as hedgehogs and reptiles.
- MARS (Mountain Aire Avian Rescue Society): Shamrock Animal Hospital does complimentary work (including surgeries and treatment of sick birds and other animals) for this fantastic rescue society.
Referral to a board certified surgical specialist
- If your companion requires a specialized surgical procedure that is beyond the training of any of our veterinarians, we will refer you a veterinary surgical specialist.