Pet Surgery in West Knoxville
We know that having a pet go through surgery can be stressful for any owner, and our number one priority is providing your companion with the best veterinary care possible. When you bring your dog or cat to us for surgery here in West Knoxville, you can be confident that they’ll be in capable hands.
Here at Lange Animal Hospital, our vets are fully trained and equipped to perform a wide variety of soft tissue pet surgeries. Our facility is furnished with a sterile surgical suite that includes a complete set of modern surgical tools and monitoring equipment. Some of the surgical services we offer include:
- Spaying and neutering
- Cherry eye repair
- Removal of growths and tumors
- Emergency exploratory surgery
- Foreign body removal
- Dental surgery
- Repair of Anterior Cruciate Ligament
- …and more
For complex surgeries that we cannot perform in-house, we can refer your pet to a nearby reputable surgical specialist. This specialist will care for your pet with the same high level of care and compassion that we provide.
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Surgery
When your pet needs surgery, it’s important for you to know that we take every precaution to ensure a safe and successful outcome. We complete a thorough physical exam and blood work-up before surgery to help us choose the anesthesia protocols that are safest for your pet. We also have highly trained veterinary assistants on staff who will monitor your pet’s oxygen levels, heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs throughout their surgery.
If overnight hospitalization is required for your pet’s surgery, you can take comfort in knowing that they won’t be alone. We have a veterinary professional on staff who actually resides right here in our hospital who is available to monitor pets overnight. We are pleased to have this unique option to give owners peace of mind while their pets are in our care.
As soon as your pet’s surgery has been completed, we’ll contact you to let you know how the procedure went. We’ll also provide you with information on what to expect during your pet’s recovery and how you can help them heal faster. We often prescribe pain medication to help pets experience a successful and restful recuperation. Your pet will likely require at least one follow-up appointment so we can assess their progress as they heal and recover.