Your Pet's Surgery

Our surgical equipment is state-of-the-art. Each day a surgeon and technician work together to provide your pet with a comfortable and safe procedure. A surgery technician closely monitors your pet under anesthesia and in recovery. We monitor vital signs such as: blood pressure, body temperature, ECG, and pulse oximetry during the procedure. Throughout the entire procedure, your pet is placed on IV fluids that are delivered through an IV fluid warmer and pump.

The surgery suite is also stocked with two anesthesia machines, circulating warm water blankets, a warm air blanket, dental x-ray, as well as a dental unit with a drill.

SurgerySoft Tissue Surgery

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Splenectomy
  • Tumor Removals
  • Exploratory Procedures
  • Cystotomy
  • Liver Lobectomy
  • GDV (Gastric Dialation Volvulus)
  • PU Surgery (for urinary blockage)
  • Cancer Staging Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer orthopedic surgery with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

The procedures we perform include, but are not limited to:

  • TPLO and TTA surgery for anterior cruciate ligament rupture in dogs
  • Tightrope technique for anterior cruciate ligament rupture
  • Fracture Repairs
  • FHOS - Femoral Head Ostectomy Surgery to alleviate pain in the hip joint
  • Fracture Repairs with Plating

Exotic surgery

Exotic animal patients are small and delicate and require a refined microsurgical technique. Advanced planning, precision, efficiency, and care are necessary for bird and exotic animal surgery.

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital has diligently incorporated these important factors into the design of our surgical suite and operating protocols. Patients are thoroughly evaluated pre-surgically to ensure that they are good surgical candidates. Once a patient has been approved for surgery, anesthesia is administered. This typically consists of isoflurane gas in combination with other anesthetic agents. Close monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature is performed by an experienced technician. Body heat conservation is achieved by a recirculating hot water blanket.

Oncology Services

We offer chemotherapy treatments.

The diagnosis of cancer is stressful for pet owners and the prospect of chemotherapy treatments can be equally difficult. However, the fear that animals will spend most of their last days sick from chemotherapy treatments is unwarranted.

AnesthesiaKnowing how anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs work and what to expect from the treatments can help pet owners decide on whether such therapy is appropriate for their pets.

We will help you work through this difficult process.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia protocol is decided on at the time of surgery, based on individual patient needs. Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance to us and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals (AAHA) of veterinary medicine. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia care.

At Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, your pet has access to state-of-the-art anesthetic administration and cardiovascular-monitoring equipment and protocols by our skilled professionals. We use licensed veterinary technicians to monitor every case.

Prior to surgery, your pet will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol.

While under anesthesia, your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced licensed veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.

Click here to download our Anesthetic Safety Brochure.

Pain Management

We follow AAHA guidelines for pain management. We do everything we can to eliminate pain while your pet is in our care. It is one of our top priorities because pain has many detrimental effects on the body.

Caring for You and Your PetPain slows healing, decreases activity, and causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis, and, potentially, some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.

Here are some of the pain management services we provide:

Pre and Post-Operative Care

Prior to surgery, every pet is evaluated for specific pain management needs based on age, health status, and procedure to be performed. We use balanced pain methods based on the International Academy of Pain Management. Keeping your pet comfortable is an integral part of the surgical treatment plan and we use all appropriate means to minimize their discomfort while here and once released to home.

When your pet is being discharged from the hospital after surgery, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for him or her at home. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home.