Westside Animal Hospital
Westside Animal Hospital

Surgery

Veterinary Surgical Care

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Westside Animal Hospital provides routine and advanced procedures, including orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery in Colorado Springs. Our advanced medical setting includes digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, and an on-site laboratory. We offer the latest in veterinary surgical techniques and will monitor your pet through recovery.

Pet Surgery: What to Expect

We understand the stress and anxiety that can be associated with surgery for both you and your pet. We want to ensure your pet receives the best possible outcome. Your pet’s customized surgical plan includes:

  • Complete physical exam
  • Pre-anesthetic blood testing
  • Digital x-rays or ultrasound
  • Meticulous monitoring of your pet during surgery and recovery
  • Advanced pain management techniques during surgery and recovery

Pain Management

Your pet’s safety and comfort are very important to us. We take the utmost care to keep your pet comfortable during surgery through a variety of pain management techniques, which may include medications, therapeutic laser treatments, or acupuncture. Pain management continues throughout your pet’s recovery. If necessary, at-home pain medication may be prescribed.

Our veterinary staff is always available to assist you. Please contact us to schedule your surgical appointment. We are available to answer all of your questions and address your concerns.


Soft Tissue Surgery for Pets

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Westside Animal Hospital offers soft tissue surgery for dogs and cats. We strive to offer a complete package of benefits in one convenient location. We are pleased to provide a wide range of surgery and pain services for our patients, including orthopedic veterinary surgery and soft tissue surgery.

Our advanced surgical services are designed for your pet and include:

  • Skilled and experienced veterinary and technical staff
  • Surgery tables—heated for comfort
  • Advanced sterilization techniques
  • Oxygen saturation monitors and ECG
  • Full blood testing performed at our in-house laboratory
  • Post-operative recovery—nurse supervised

We understand the stress and anxiety associated with an ailing pet. If veterinary surgery is recommended, our compassionate veterinary team will be with you every step of the way. We have experience in performing soft tissue surgical procedures such as:

  • Spaying and neutering
  • Foreign body removal
  • Bladder stone removal

Spaying and Neutering

We offer spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancy, spaying or neutering can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. You are protecting them against potentially deadly diseases such as:

  • Reproductive tract diseases
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Several types of cancer

Tumor Removal

Westside Animal Hospital has the experience to diagnose and remove soft tissue tumors. Many pets develop bumps and lumps over their lifetime. Our veterinary team can determine if these are harmless soft tissue growths or cancerous tumors. Identifying cancerous tumors early can lead to the best treatment outcomes for your pet, and your pet’s preventive care exam includes a routine check for abnormal growths.

What to Expect

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We strive to provide the best veterinary surgical experience possible. Our veterinary team is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries. A typical soft tissue procedure includes:

  • Drop-off service beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • A complete physical exam
  • Pre-anesthesia blood work—for your pet’s safety
  • The latest techniques in anesthesia and pain management
  • Careful monitoring before, during, and after surgery
  • A status update after surgery

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your post-operative care and medication instructions. If questions arise after your pet returns home, we are just a phone call away. We welcome your questions, and we are committed to assisting with your pet’s recovery.

Please contact us to schedule your surgical appointment. We are committed to answering any questions or concerns you may have about veterinary surgery, anesthesia, pain management, or post-operative care.


Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery

Westside Animal Hospital is pleased to provide advanced veterinary orthopedic surgical services at our advanced facility. Orthopedic surgery is dedicated to the diagnosis and repair of ligaments, joints, and bones. Our surgical services and facilities include:

  • Fully trained veterinary and technical staff
  • Digital x-ray and ultrasound
  • Heated surgery tables
  • Advanced sterilization techniques
  • ECG and oxygen saturation monitors
  • Full blood testing performed at our in-house laboratory
  • Nurse supervised post-operative recovery

Orthopedic problems can occur as a result from disease or trauma. We are readily available to discuss your pet’s symptoms and treatment options. Our most common orthopedic surgeries include:

  • Cruciate ligament tears
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patella luxation

What to Expect

We strive to provide the best possible veterinary surgical experience. Our veterinary team is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries, and a typical orthopedic procedure includes:

  • Drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of your surgical appointment
  • A complete physical exam and pre-anesthesia blood work to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia
  • Digital x-rays or other images
  • Careful monitoring before, during, and after surgery
  • The latest in modern anesthesia and pain management techniques
  • A status update after surgery

We will carefully review any post-operative care instructions, including the administration of any necessary pain medication.

Please contact us to schedule your pet’s surgical appointment. Do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding your pet’s surgical appointment or recovery care needs.


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