Veterinary Surgical Care
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
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
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
- Tumor removal
- Endoscopic/laparoscopic surgery
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
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
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.