Surgery

Our Veterinary team is highly skilled in a wide array of surgical procedures. We offer surgery Monday through Friday throughout the year and are proud to have a team dedicated to surgery each day.

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.

  • TTA and Extracapsular repair 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

Anesthesia

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 multi-parameter monitoring and optimal anesthetic 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 this screening, coupled with 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 an experienced and well-trained licensed veterinary nurse. Our nurses use various manual and electronic monitoring equipment that allow them to track and record blood-pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, CO2, and oxygen level. Our goal is to ensure the quality of monitoring is at the same standard that it would be for you. Careful monitoring will continue while your pet is in recovery until he or she is discharged from our hospital. We are also available for any questions you may have during the discharge and once you are home.

Click here to download our Anesthetic Safety Brochure.

Balanced Pain Management

Prior to surgery, every pet is evaluated for specific pain management needs based on age, health status, and procedure to be performed. Our goal is to develop balanced plans that include pre-operative pain management to help prevent pain before it starts. During the procedure our nurses evaluate pain levels and may administer additional pain relievers when needed. During the immediate recovery phase at our hospital, our nursing team will continually monitor your pet and administer scheduled pain relief based on evaluation. Lastly, your pet’s pain management plan will continue after leaving the hospital and comfortably home during the recovery phase. We follow recommendations based on the International Academy of Pain Management because pain relief should never be a choice for your pet.