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Animal Hospital of Howard provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer the following laser, soft tissue, orthopedic and dental surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgery (Laser)

  • Abdominal Exploratory
  • Cherry Eye Removal
  • Cystotomy
  • Enucleation
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Intestinal Biopsies
  • Laceration Repair
  • Mass Removal
  • Ovariohysterectomy (OHE)*
  • Soft Palate Resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Stenotichores
  • And other general surgeries as needed

*We perform laparoscopic OHE. Laparoscopy is a type of surgery that is minimally invasive, providing less pain and discomfort for pets.

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Bone Plating
  • Declaw (Laser Only)
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • And other orthopedic procedures

Dental Surgery

  • Extractions

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Animal Hospital of Howard, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.