Providing the best and safest care for your pet
Prairie Hills Animal Hospital is equipped to offer a comprehensive scope of surgical procedures to meet the needs of your pet. Our veterinarians are experienced and skilled in a wide range of surgical procedures, and all surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art, dedicated surgical suite. All of our patients recover in our ICU which is a quiet, separate room which is fully visible and located within our treatment area. Our ICU is equipped with warming kennels and vitals monitoring to keep your pet comfortable and safe after surgery.
Spay and neuter
For your convenience, we have packaged all our spay and neuter procedures for cats and dogs. Our packages were created to provide the best and safest care for your pet.
- Pre-anesthetic blood work
- IV catheter and IV fluids throughout the procedure and during recovery
- Full anesthesia and related medications, including pre-operative pain medication
- Physical exam before anesthesia
- Post-operative pain medications
- E collar
Additional Surgical Procedures
Removal of bladder stones
Pyometra is a usually severe infection of the uterus which is life-threatening. Surgical correction involves the removal of the ovaries and infected uterus. While the procedure is similar to a spay, the inflammation and infection present make it a more complicated procedure, necessitating the use of antibiotics and more intensive peri-operative and post-operative monitoring.
Gastrointestinal and abdominal exploratory surgery
This type of surgery is often used to retrieve a foreign body when found or suspected in the stomach or intestines. It may also be used to obtain biopsy samples when other types of disease are suspected.
Amputation of limbs, tails, or digits when necessary due to diseases such as cancer or trauma.
Enucleation is the removal of an eye due to infection, disease, or trauma.
Aural (ear) hematoma repair
An aural hematoma is a blood-filled pocket within the flap of the ear usually caused by trauma.
While our surgeons are experienced and competent, they know their limits. Therefore we schedule a traveling surgeon on an as-needed basis to perform more complicated procedures such as knee surgery, fracture repairs, and some more advanced soft tissue procedures. Because the surgeon is not at our facility on a daily basis, these procedures must be scheduled in advance and according to the surgeon's schedule. We are happy to facilitate scheduling for your pet when deemed appropriate.
Prior to Surgery
All surgeries scheduled in advance are asked to bring their pet 48 hours (about 2 days) prior to the procedure so that pre-operative blood work may be performed. There are many reasons that we encourage blood screenings prior to the day of the procedure. Primarily, we care about the safety of your pet. Having blood work done prior to the day of the procedure allows us to address with you any concerns that may arise before your pet is in the hospital for a procedure. Abnormal blood screens may lead to changes at home, such as new medications or diet changes, changes in our anesthetic protocols, or even postponing your pet’s procedure while the medical issue is addressed. Having this information ahead of time allows us to be better prepared for your pet’s procedure. Secondly, when your pet comes in for blood work two days prior to the procedure we can send the blood for analysis at an outside lab. This allows us to pass on blood work package discounts to you. Additionally, this frees up our technicians’ time which allows them to focus more of their time and energy on the care of your pets.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in the care of your pet.