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Pet Surgery

At Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic, we conduct practically any procedure your cat or dog may require, or we may refer you to the appropriate professional for assistance.

Pet Surgery in Houston, TX 77063

At our clinic, our skilled veterinarians offer a wide range of surgical services, from routine to complex procedures.

Veterinary Surgery

At Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic, we understand that having a pet in need of a surgical procedure — whether routine or unexpected — can be extremely stressful for both pets and their humans. To put your mind at ease, we strive to provide the safest pet surgeries possible, always performing surgery in a sterile environment with state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality medications. Our veterinary surgeons are experienced and always recommend using the least invasive surgical procedures available.

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Types of Surgery Provided at Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic

Our advanced surgical facility allows us to provide cats and dogs with a wide range of routine and emergency surgeries. These include, but are not limited to:

Sterilization (spay and neuter)

Orthopedic surgeries
Soft tissue surgeries
Dental extractions
Foreign object removal
Gastric dilation volvulus repair
Emergency surgery

What to Expect Before Your Pet’s Procedure

For the safety of pets and the success of surgical procedures, pets must be sedated with general anesthesia. We use only high-quality sedative medications and screen every pet (except in the case of emergency surgery) prior to undergoing anesthesia. Surgical screening entails a comprehensive physical examination and a blood test to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Blood tests check the health of your pet’s vital organs to rule out the presence of medical conditions that could be unsafe with anesthesia.

Surgery under general anesthesia is much safer on an empty stomach. For the safety of your pet, we ask that food be withheld for at least 12 hours prior to your pet’s surgery. Usually, this means your pet can have dinner the evening before surgery but should not be fed breakfast.

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