Expertise in Pet Surgery When your pet needs surgery, trust the veterinarians at Schertz Animal Hospital to deliver exceptional care and expertise. Our vets can perform traditional soft tissue surgeries, laser surgeries, and complex orthopedic procedures as well. Pet surgery can be either corrective or preventive in nature and we take the time to fully understand your pet’s health and discuss their options with you before we recommend an operation. Think your pet would benefit from surgery? Schedule a consultation! Make an Appointment Safety First Before, during, and after every surgery, we make your pet’s safety and comfort our priority. Our dedicated surgical technicians and veterinarians are constantly monitoring your pet to ensure they remain stable from the start of anesthesia until they wake up in recovery. In addition, we take several precautions to minimize risks including: Pre-anesthetic blood work to check the health of their kidneys and liver which play an important role in metabolizing the anesthesia An IV catheter to supply your pet with fluids that help them stay hydrated and moderate their blood pressure Advanced monitoring equipment to track their vitals including heart rate and rhythm, blood-oxygen levels, respiration rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and more Pain medication administered before, during, and after the procedure to ensure they wake with minimal discomfort What All the Bark is About... Fantastic, caring staff. Calmed my worries and quickly worked my pet in for treatment. - Anna K. Procedures We Preform Whether your pet needs a routine spay/neuter surgery or a fracture repair, we have the technology and the experience to accommodate you. For more complex orthopedic surgeries such as cranial cruciate ligament repairs and hip dysplasia procedures, we work with surgical specialists who visit our hospital so your pet gets specialty care without going anywhere else. Common surgeries we perform: Spays and neuters – neuters done by laser Declaws – by laser Growth/tumor removal Foreign body removal Ear hematomas Wound repair Fracture repair Biopsies Entropion repair (and other basic eye surgeries) C-sections Our veterinarians can use a laser for some soft tissue procedures, which helps reduce bleeding, inflammation, and lowers the risk of infection. Additionally, your pet will benefit from a faster recovery. Post-Surgical Care & Recovery Immediately after surgery, one of our trained veterinary technicians sits with your pet in our recovery area and ensures they come out of anesthesia safely. When it’s time for them to go home, we’ll send detailed recovery instructions so you can help them heal faster and get back to doing what they love! We’ll also send appropriate pain medications home to help keep them comfortable. If you ever have questions about your pet’s surgery or recovery, don’t hesitate to contact us at (210) 659-0345!