Pet Surgery

Lawrence Veterinary Hospital performs many surgical procedures. From elective spays/neuters and gastropexy to prevent complications.

Pet Surgery

From soft tissue surgeries such as spay/neuter, tumor removal, reconstructive surgeries due to trauma, and removal of ingested foreign bodies; to orthopedic surgeries such as patellar luxation intervention, joint repairing procedures, and amputations. Give us a call to discuss any of your surgery questions. We do every procedure with great attention to detail!

We will put together an anesthetic plan based on your furry family member’s specific needs and closely monitor each pet throughout surgery and recovery. A medical staff member will personally call after surgery to update you and to discuss any questions about surgical aftercare.

We at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital understand the close relationship you have with your animal family members. We know the innumerable times they provide you happiness, solace, and company. We also want you to know we’re here if your pet develops a medical problem requiring surgery.

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The prospect of needing surgery for your pet may be frightening, but it frequently offers the best opportunity to regain and prolong your pet’s health and quality of life. At Lawrence Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing the safest anesthetic experience and pain-free recovery possible.

How do we keep your pet safe?

  • Pre-anesthetic Examination:
    • On the day of surgery, your pet will receive a thorough physical exam no matter how recently they were last evaluated to make sure there are no new or immediate concerns that need to be addressed.
  • Pre-anesthetic Bloodwork:
    • Recent blood work is required before anesthesia to assess your pet’s organ function and anything that may impact their ability to process certain medications used during and after the procedure.
  • Anesthetic Drug Selection:
    • Premedication sedation and anesthesia induction drugs are chosen and dosed specifically for your pet, taking into account any pre-existing health conditions they may have.
  • Intravenous Catheter Placement:
    • Every single patient has an IV catheter placed for general anesthesia, for fluid administration supporting blood pressure and hydration during surgery, as well as access for immediate administration of emergency medications if needed.
  • Vital Statistics Monitoring:
    • Patients are continuously monitored by our RVTs for blood oxygen levels, EKG rate and pattern, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature, and other anesthetic depth parameters.

Pain Control

Excellent pain control is associated with better surgical procedure outcomes overall and is proven to result in faster healing for your pet!


  • Specific Drugs:
    • Our doctors are trained in choosing from multiple classes of pain medications to pre-empt any pain associated with certain procedures.
  • Specialized Procedures:
    • Local nerve block anesthetics, epidural administration, and cold laser therapy are applied and used as needed.
  • Post-operative Pain Control:
    • Post-operative medications are specifically chosen for after your pet’s surgery. For safety, we take into account their expected level of pain, as well as pre-existing health conditions your pet may have.