Surgery

Routine Animal Surgery

Routine surgeries are performed at Dublin Monday through Friday. Our doctors are all exceptional surgeons and have years of experience performing both routine and emergency surgeries on dogs, cats, pocket pets, small mammals, and exotic pets. The safety of your pet is always our first priority. Our animal surgery suite and medical equipment are sterilized to human medicine standards. We require any pet scheduled for surgery or dental work to have pre-anesthetic bloodwork done first, to test liver and kidney values. During animal surgery, we closely monitor heart rate (ECG machine), blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels, as well as watch for physical signs of distress. Everything we do is designed to minimize risk, and ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.

How to Care for Pet’s Receiving Surgery

Dogs and cats need to be fasted 12 hours before any anesthesia procedure (dentals and surgeries), so no food or water after 8pm the night before.

Exotic pets (pocket pets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, reptiles, birds, etc.) should NOT be fasted, since their bodies need food constantly to prevent GI Stasis. They can continue to eat and drink normally before a surgery.

Pet’s receiving a surgery or dental should be dropped off between 7:30am and 8:00am the morning of their procedure.

After animal surgery is complete, a technician will call you to let you know how your pet is recovering and when they will be ready for pick-up.

Spaying and Neutering your Dog or Cat

Dublin spays and neuters pets nearly every day, and we are proud to say we offer comprehensive and thorough human grade medical care. There is a reason veterinarian across the country support spaying and neutering- it is better for the pet and helps control overpopulation.

Neutering Your Male Dog or Cat

It may be stressful to think about, but dog neutering and cat neutering is one of the best things you can do for your male dog or cat. Here are three reasons why:

  1. Neutering prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
  2. Neutered male dogs and cats are also less likely to escape their yards and roam the neighborhood looking for in-heat females. An intact male doesn’t think about his safety- he won’t think twice about running through traffic or getting into fights with other animals.
  3. Unneutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory, which may include the walls and furniture in your home. They also have a strong sex drive that compels them to mount and hump other dogs, people, and inanimate objects.

The cost to neuter your dog or cat at Dublin Animal Hospital starts at $315 for a dog and $330 for a cat, and includes:

  • Annual Wellness Exam
  • Microchip with RegistrationPre-anesthesia blood work to test kidney and liver values
  • Pre-anesthesia bloodwork to test kidney and liver value
  • IV fluids
  • Anesthesia
  • The surgeon fee
  • A medishirt or vetview collar for after the surgery
  • Pain medication
  • Biohazard Fee
  • A nail trim

Our doctors believe in taking every precaution to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort during the procedure. While you may think the cost to neuter your dog or cat is high, it is very little in comparison to the medical care and behavioral problems that may arise because your pet is not neutered.

*Call Dublin at (71)593-1336 to get a neuter estimate for your pet, based on its species and weight.

Spaying Your Female Dog or Cat

Some people believe that spaying a dog or spaying a cat is not necessary- they plan to always keep their girl in their backyard or inside the home, where males can’t get to her. There are 3 reasons why we encourage our clients to spay their female dogs and cats:

  1. Even if their dog or cat never escapes the yard, an intact male dog or cat may come along who is very motivated to meet them.
  2. There is a risk of unspayed dogs developing a Pyometra infection. Pyometra is a uterine infection in which the entire uterus fills with pus, and is deadly if an emergency surgery is not performed to remove the uterus. Additionally, spaying a dog before her first heat cycle will decrease her chances of mammary cancer (breast cancer) by over 98%! Mammary growths have about a 50% chance of being malignant and spreading to other parts of the body in dogs and a 90% chance in cats.
  3. Your spayed female cat won’t go into heat, which usually occurs four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over your house!

The cost to spay your dog or cat at Dublin Animal Hospital starts at $385 for dogs and cats, and includes:

  • Annual Wellness Exam
  • Microchip with Registration
  • Pre-anesthesia blood work to test kidney and liver values
  • IV fluid
  • Anesthesia
  • The surgeon fee
  • A medishirt or vetview collar for after the surgery
  • Pain medication
  • Biohazard Fee
  • A nail trim

Our doctors believe in taking every precaution to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort during the procedure. While you may think the cost to spay your dog or cat is high, it is very little in comparison to the medical care and behavioral problems that may arise because your pet is not spayed.

*Call Dublin at (71)593-1336 to get a spay estimate for your pet, based on its species and weight.

Spaying and Neutering Exotics

There are benefits to spaying/neutering your exotic pets too!

(see exotics section)