Your Pet's Surgery


The staff at Stoneledge are trained, skilled and experienced veterinary surgeons. They approach this aspect of their profession with a deep sense of compassion for all animals.

All of the staff at Stoneledge Animal Hospital understands that the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take at Stoneledge Animal Hospital is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We also provide information on proper pre and postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.

We believe it is in the best interests of our clients' pets for us to offer a wide array of surgical services within our facility. It's important for you and your pet to receive care in a friendly and welcoming practice from people you both have come to know in order to reduce stress and promote healing.

General Surgeries:

  • Spay, neuters and declaws
  • Anal gland surgery
  • Wound and abscess surgery
  • Eye Enucleations
  • Eyelid surgery
  • cherry eye surgery
  • Tumor removal
  • Biopsies
  • Foreign body removal
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Intestinal surgery
  • C-section (canine, feline, pocket pets)
  • Bladder surgery
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
  • Tracheotomy
  • Specialized soft tissue surgery
  • Modified Zepp-Lecroix (ear surgery - total ear ablation)
  • Periodontal surgery (tooth, tumor removal)
  • Hernia repair
  • GDV (twisted stomach surgery and tacking)
  • Splenectomy
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Quill removal

Exotic Surgery

  • Shell repair
  • Avian surgery
  • Guinea pig C-sections

Emergency Surgery

  • Triage, trauma, car accident
  • Splints/bandaging
  • Amputations

Other Surgery

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Fracture repair


AnesthesiaAnesthesia protocol is decided on at the time of surgery based on your pet's individual needs. Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance to us and we employ an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals (AAHA) of veterinary medicine. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia care.

At Stoneledge Animal Hospital, your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols that are administered by a team of skilled professionals. We use the most advanced and safest anesthetics available.

Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is also performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.

Pain Management

We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on the body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

As your pet is being discharged from Stoneledge Animal Hospital, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.

We use a variety of the safest and most effective medications on the market today to help manage any pain or discomfort your pet may be feeling.

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