Pet Surgery

Surgery Procedures 

Our clinic strongly believes in compassionate, quality, medical care for our patients. We offer a variety of surgical procedures including spay and neuter surgeries and declawing in Springdale. All surgery patients will receive pain management before, during, and after surgery. Additionally, pain medication may be prescribed for use at home. Additional information will be given at discharge. We hope this program will reduce any discomfort experienced and aid in a quicker recovery.

We use a combination of injectable and inhalant anesthetics to achieve optimum levels of anesthesia that are safe for your pets. For most procedures, your pet is anesthetized and then intubated. This will ensure that your pet is able to receive oxygen at all times and prevents aspiration of any fluids into the lungs. For short procedures, an injectable anesthetic is given alone that produces a good plane of surgical anesthesia with a quick recovery.


Pre-Anesthetic Blood Profile (CBC and Chemistry)- We highly recommend and sometimes require our patients who are undergoing anesthesia to have blood work done to maximize patient safety. The pre-anesthetic blood profile helps alert our surgeon to the presence of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes and/or kidney or liver disease that could complicate the procedure. These conditions may not be detected WITHOUT a pre-anesthetic profile.

Intravenous Catheterization & Fluids- We highly recommend and sometimes require the placement of an IV catheter and use of IV fluids during all anesthetic procedures. This allows us to have quick, available access to the circulatory system (blood) in case of an unforeseen emergency. The fluid help provide support to the circulatory system and prevent dehydration, as well as aid in a quicker recovery from anesthesia.

St. Francis Animal Hospital is pleased to offer the following surgeries:

  • Neuter- Canine and Feline
  • Spay- Canine and Feline
  • Declaw Feline
  • C-Section- Canine and Feline
  • Entropion Eyelid Surgery
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Debridement
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laceration Repair
  • Tumor Removal
  • Cystotomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Splenectomy

Post-operative Care: What You Need to Know

Post-operative care is crucial for ensuring a smooth recovery for pets following surgery. Pet owners should closely follow the veterinarian’s instructions, which often include:

  • Administering prescribed medications on schedule
  • Monitoring the surgical site for signs of infection or complications
  • Providing a comfortable and quiet environment for rest

Additionally, it’s essential to prevent pets from licking or chewing at their incision site, as this can lead to infection or delayed healing. Activity restrictions may also be necessary to prevent strain or injury during the healing process. Maintaining proper nutrition and hydration is vital for supporting the body’s healing mechanisms. Regular communication with the veterinarian to address any concerns or changes in the pet’s condition is key to ensuring optimal recovery and returning the pet to full health as soon as possible.

Why Choose Us for Your Pet’s Surgical Needs?

St. Francis Animal Hospital Surgery Center St. Francis Animal Hospital is the only hospital in our area to offer a stand-alone surgery center next door to our main hospital. With state-of-the-art medical equipment, we offer a wide range of surgical and dental procedures. Equipped with a separate recovery room, your pet can wake up in a quiet and calm area with our trained medical staff. Schedule your pet’s appointment for a spay and neuter in Springdale today!

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