At Aztec Animal Hospital, we understand how frightening it can be to have surgery and anesthesia on your pet. That’s why our skilled team uses state-of-the-art equipment and stays with your pet from start to finish. Before surgery, we will spend the time to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns so you can feel confident leaving your pet in our care. You will be given an estimate before surgery and we request that you be available by phone if we need to reach you with any updates on surgery or changes to the estimate. The most common reason we need to reach you during surgery is to approve advanced dental care such as applying antibiotic gel to infected pockets or removing teeth that are painful or diseased.
All pets undergoing a surgical procedure are required to have preanesthetic lab work done. This allows us to ensure that the inside of your pet is as healthy as the outside and reduces risks of surgical complications.
Some of the surgical procedures we offer include:
- Spay and neuter for cats and dogs
- Dental Cleaning including: dental X-rays and extractions
- Tight-rope Cruciate Surgery
- Luxating patella repair
- Fracture repair (bone pin)
- FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)
Soft Tissue Surgery:
- Growth removals
- Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Surgery)
- Laser ear crops
- Laser Declaw
- Exploratory Surgery (GI foreign bodies and more)
- Tail docking
- Dewclaw removal
*We recommend docking tails and removing dew claws before 3 days of age. After that, the surgeries are more intensive. Plan ahead to get the procedure done before the puppies are too old!