San Antonio Veterinary Surgery for Your Dog & Cat, including Safe Spay & Neuter
Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital regularly performs a variety of soft tissue and elective surgeries on dogs and cats, including spay and neuter procedures.
Pet Surgery for Dogs & Cats
Whether your pet is scheduled for a simple spay or neuter, or requires a more serious procedure, patient safety is our top priority at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital. Our hospital offers a modern, efficient surgical suite with:
- Safe anesthesia
- Pain management before, during, and after surgery
- Patient monitoring throughout the procedure
- Compassionate care post-surgery
- On-site diagnostic laboratory and imaging
Before your pet receives anesthesia, Dr. Meier performs an exam and blood work to ensure patient safety. During the surgery, our technician monitors patient vitals such as heart rate, respiration, and oxygen level. Once surgery is over, the patient is monitored until alert and fully recovered from anesthesia.
Pain Management for Surgical Patients
No animal is ever allowed to suffer needlessly at our hospital. Pain management after surgery is critical, for two reasons:
- A successful recovery with rapid healing
- Compassionate care and humane treatment
We know your pets recuperate better and faster when their pain is controlled or eliminated. While some complex surgeries can cause severe and prolonged pain, even routine procedures cause discomfort. Every patient under our care receives pain management medications and techniques before, during, and after their surgery.
Prior to surgery, please download these forms to fill out in the convenience of your home and bring with you to your pet’s surgical appointment:
Reasons to Spay & Neuter Pets
Neutering your male pet
- Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancers and diseases
- Urine marking is greatly reduced
- Eliminates the hormones that fuel the urge to wander, reducing injuries by automobile accidents and fights with other animals
Spaying your female pet
- Protects against mammary cancer, when done before the first heat cycle
- Eliminates life-threatening uterine infections (pyometras)
- Eliminates uterine and ovarian cancer
Millions of homeless dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country every year. Spaying or neutering your pet prevents unwanted litters and reduces the homeless pet population.