Westlake Animal Hospital

39564 US Hwy. 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

(727)938-1575

www.westlakeanimalhospital.net

Surgery - Westlake Animal Hospital - Tarpon Springs, FL


Animal Hospital understands that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure that your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.  Westlake Animal Hospital has a full surgical suite on site equipped for various types for surgical procedures.  It is recommended that all of our surgical procedures have pre-anesthetic blood work performed so that we can safely individualize and administer anesthesia protocols for each patient.   An intravenous (IV) catheter is placed in every patient for intravenous fluid therapy during surgery to maintain normal blood pressure, as well as keep patients hydrated. We also monitor blood oxygen levels, pulse, temperature, and respirations during every procedure.

Laser Surgery- A surgical laser is utilized during most surgical procedures at Westlake Animal Hospital. The laser allows for decreased pain, hemorrhage, and quicker healing from surgical procedures.

Orthopedics/soft tissue- We are fully equipped to perform simple procedures such as small skin mass removals, to complex liver, spleen, and intestinal surgery. Westlake has the ability to perform many orthopedic procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament tears, and bone biopsies. We also offer in hospital referral with a board-certified surgeon for more complicated soft tissue or orthopedic procedures.

Routine Spay/Neuter- Spays and neuters are performed on a daily basis in our hospital. Spaying and neutering can drastically improve your pet’s health and life expectancy. Dog and cat spays, and cat neuters are recommended around 6 months of age, and dog neuters are recommended closer to one year of age. This recommendation varies among breeds and your veterinarian.

Pain control- Controlling pain is one of our highest priorities for your pet. Most pets receive pain medication before and after surgery. We also provide local anesthesia (blocks) when indicated and the therapy laser post operatively.