Phone: 703-777-7781

Fax: 703-777-2758

19275 James Monroe Hwy.
Leesburg, VA 20175

North Oatlands Animal Hospital
& Reproduction Center

General Surgery at North Oatlands Animal Hospital, PC

General Surgery for Pets

Veterinary Services

North Oatlands Animal Hospital provides a wide range of surgical services for pets, including spay or neuter surgery, general surgery (growth removal or tumor biopsy), stone removals and numerous other soft tissue surgeries. We are equipped with a state of the art surgical suite that is equipped with the latest patient monitoring equipment and IV fluid pumps. We partner with Board Certified Surgeons for any orthopedic or complicated soft tissue surgeries.

Prior to Surgery

Our focus is on the best possible outcome for your pet, which includes patient safety, anesthesia protocols and pain management. We carefully examine each pet prior to surgery and we recommend pre-anesthesia bloodwork to be sure your pet is healthy to receive anesthesia. Anesthetic drugs are individually selected for each pet based on the procedure, their age, breed and health status.

During Surgery
We have protocols in place to make anesthesia and surgery as safe as possible for our patients:

  • Prior to induction of anesthesia, an IV catheter is placed in every patient. This allows us to administer warm IV fluids throughout anesthesia, which helps maintain patient hydration, blood pressure, and ideal blood volume. The catheter also ensures safety by providing immediate IV access in the unlikely event of an emergency situation.
  • Patients are closely monitored under anesthesia by a dedicated technician taking vital signs on a regular basis and utilizing digital monitoring systems throughout every procedure.
  • Our surgery table is heated to help patients maintain an ideal body temperature and additional safe warming devices are used following procedures to enable faster recovery from anesthesia and ensure greater comfort.
  • A comprehensive pain management plan is developed for every patient to keep them as comfortable as possible before, during and after surgery.

After Surgery
Communication throughout the day of surgery is important to us. We will be sure that we have the best contact information when you drop off your pet and will keep you fully informed about your pet’s surgery, progress and recovery. If required, the comprehensive pain management plan may include at-home pain medication to keep them as comfortable as possible at home. Upon discharge, we will explain all instructions to you.

Pain management
Pain management is very important to us and is very important for the quick recovery of your pet. For more information about how we view pain management at North Oatlands Animal Hospital, please visit our pain management page.

General surgeries performed at our hospital include but are not limited to:

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Growth removal or tumor biopsy
  • Laceration repair
  • Urinary bladder surgery & stone removal
  • Gastro-intestinal surgery and biopsies
  • Abdominal exploratory surgery
  • Oral surgery (tooth extractions and oral mass removals)
  • Cesarean section, reproductive surgery
  • Emergency surgery (e.g. foreign object retrieval, wound repair, others as needed)

Please give us a call if you have any specific questions regarding procedures offered or hospital protocols.


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