Our Lakewood vets are fully equipped to perform orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries along with ocular, dental, c-sections, and so much more. 

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Veterinary Surgery for Dogs & Cats

Our vets can offer a variety of surgical procedures for Lakewood cats and dogs in our animal hospital while practicing stringent surgical protocols.

During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided. 

Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities once the surgery is complete. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.

Veterinary surgeon for cats and dogs in Lakewood

What to Expect from Pet Surgery

We always keep you informed as to why we are recommending surgery as a treatment option, and also regarding any post-operative care your pet will need once they are home. We practice strict surgical protocols at our clinic.

Surgical Procedures

At Red Rocks Animal Center, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat diseases and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.

Our Lakewood vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.

    These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders. 

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent unwanted litters and diseases to provide them with an extended life expectancy. 

  • C-Sections

    During Caesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.

    Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit, and cherry eye surgery.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Lakewood and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • Wounds

    Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.

    Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) has become one of the most popular orthopedic surgeries performed on dogs who have torn their cranial cruciate ligament. Our TPLO surgeries are considered the "gold standard." We also offer procedures done by board-certified surgeons or surgeons with extensive experience.

    If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care, your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Lakewood.

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  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

The Surgery Process

We understand that the thought of bringing your pet in for surgery can be daunting. Keep in mind that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry companion. 

We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.

If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Lakewood, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

Surgical protocols at our animal clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.

Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.

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