Your Pet's Surgery

Your Pets Surgery At the Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest, your pet's safety and comfort are our highest priorities during all surgical procedures. Whether your pet needs a routine spay or neuter procedure or requires a more complex soft-tissue surgical procedure, we can help. For more complex orthopedic surgical cases, we utilize the services of an on-call orthopedic surgeon. We may also refer you to local veterinary specialists.

The veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest have many years experience performing a wide range of surgeries. We are capable of performing spay/neuter procedures, abdominal exploratory surgery, cystotomy procedures, biopsies, gastrotomy procedures, and many other surgeries.

Your Pet's Surgery

We strive to make surgery as stress-free and comfortable as possible for you and your pet. Prior to surgery, your pet receives a complete physical exam; this exam helps us create an anesthesia protocol that's unique to your pet.

The Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest uses modern anesthetic technology (including sevoflourane anesthesia) to keep your pet comfortable and pain-free during all surgical procedures. Advanced veterinary medical technology is used to monitor your pet's blood pressure, temperature, respiration, heart rate, and other vital signs. A skilled veterinary assistant is present throughout the surgery to monitor your pet's condition.

Pain Management And Your Pet

Pain ManagementPain management is an important part of your pet's surgical protocol. The less pain your pet experiences before, during and after surgery, the faster he or she recovers. At the Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest, we want your pet to be as free of pain as possible. Your pet receives pain management medication before, during and following surgery. Additional pain medication may be sent home with your pet. Whatever the situation, we want to provide your beloved pet with a painless and stress-free experience.