dvm (96)As a full service hospital, we have the capabilities for a wide range of surgeries, from soft tissue surgeries (such as lump removals or laceration repairs) to orthopedic surgeries (such as fractured bones or knee repairs). These procedures are all done in-house, usually out patient, with the patients generally going home that day or the next.

Before Your Pet’s Surgery
Prior to pet surgery, all patients undergo a complete physical examination and pre-operative blood testing. Because every animal responds differently to anesthesia, pre-operative blood testing is essential in preventing potential complications when administering an anesthetic.

During Your Pet’s Surgery
All surgical patients are intubated (using isoflurane anesthesia) and are monitored constantly by a trained veterinary technician. Your pet’s pulse oximetry, respiration and EKG are all monitored closely during surgery. Warmed fluids are used during every procedure as is an IV catheter for fast administration of medicine.

After Your Pet’s Surgery
Veterinary surgery patients feel pain after surgery just like humans. We believe keeping pets comfortable and free of pain greatly aids – and speeds up recovery. We use pain management protocols before, during and after your pet’s surgery and most patients are able to go home the same day. You are provided with pain medication for your pet if necessary.

Soft Tissue
Soft tissue surgery includes surgeries not associated with bone. The veterinarians at Turquoise Animal Hospital are experienced in all types of soft tissue surgery, and your pet will be given the best care available.

Types of soft tissue surgeries include:

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Mass removal (lumps)
  • Laceration repair
  • Ear hematoma repair
  • Entropion eye surgery
  • Foreign body removal
  • Abscess repair
  • Gastric dilation and volvulus (“bloat”) surgery
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Soft palate and stenotic nares repair
  • Spay and neuter


Orthopedic surgery includes surgeries associated with the bone. Our veterinarians are experienced with a variety of orthopedic surgeries, and enlist the help of specialists where necessary.


Types of Orthopedic surgeries include:

  • FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy)
  • ACL Repair – Both TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) and Extra Capsular
  • Fracture Repair and Bone Pin Fixation
  • Luxating Patella Repair

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