Our mission is to help pets live longer, healthier lives. While we focus on preventive and wellness care, sometimes pets need surgery for certain medical conditions. Westlake Animal Hospital has the skill and expertise to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:
Types of Soft Tissue Procedures
We understand the stress you and your pet experience when veterinary surgery is involved. We will be with you every step of the way, and you can be confident that our highly skilled and trained veterinary staff has the experience to perform soft tissue surgical procedures, such as:
- Spaying and neutering
- Cat declawing
- Foreign body removal—intestinal or stomach blockage
- Bladder stone removal
- Lump/tumor removal
- Major abdominal surgeries—Liver lobe and spleen removal for tumors, gallbladder removal
- Twisted stomach—GDV (bloat)
- Lung lobe removal
- Liver shunt
What to Expect
Your pet’s health, safety, and comfort are important to us. Before any veterinary surgical procedure is performed, we conduct a complete exam including pre-operative blood work.
We use the latest in surgical techniques and equipment to perform your pet’s surgery. Our veterinary team carefully monitors your pet’s condition before, during, and after surgery. Our surgical procedures mirror the gold standard for veterinary surgeries as outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association.
We will monitor your pet during recovery and call you when your pet is ready to go home. We will review any post-operative care instructions, including medications, with you. Additionally, our pet concierge service is available to transport your pet and deliver any necessary medications.
We know that your pet's wellness is important to you; it is important to us, too. For this reason, we ensure that a recovery technicians is sitting with your pet during the recovery process.
Please contact us to schedule your surgical appointment. If any questions arise after your pet returns home, or at any other time during the post-operative period, please let us know.