Pet Surgery

pet surgery

Riverwalk Animal Hospital has a board-certified surgeon available and is fully equipped to perform surgery on your pet if needed – for both emergency and scheduled procedures.

Here are some of the common surgeries we perform:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Mass Removal
  • Wound Care
  • Gastrointestinal & Urinary Bladder Procedures
  • Orthopedic Procedures

We use advanced anesthesia monitoring and are meticulous about pain prevention for your pet.  Laser surgery is available for some procedures.

Spay/Neuter – When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

Ideally, spaying/neutering of your pet should be done when they are between 4 and 6 months old.  This gives them enough time to grow and become a member of the family yet is soon enough that females haven’t experienced their first heat and males haven’t begun showing any behavioral issues.  Spaying or neutering your pet will help them live a longer, healthier life, help control the number of unwanted pets, and reduce headaches for you as well.  If you have an older pet, we may recommend pre-surgical blood tests to make sure all major organs are functioning properly before scheduling surgery.