At Lone Mountain Animal Hospital, we offer a full range of general soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Our surgical suite is equipped with heating devices, anesthesia monitors, IV fluid pumps, and other various surgical equipment to keep your pet as safe as possible during its procedure.
Surgical procedures are scheduled Monday through Saturday. Surgical patients are checked in between 7:00 am and 9:00 am on the morning of surgery. Evening drop-off the night prior to surgery can be arranged with standard boarding fees. All animals admitted to the hospital must be current on required vaccinations.
For dogs and cats, withhold food after 9:00 pm the night prior to scheduled surgery. Water should be available until the morning of the procedure. Exotic pets do not have the same pre-surgical requirements as dogs and cats; consult with our staff about special feeding or pre-anesthetic preparations.
Anesthesia is monitored closely by technicians and using heart monitors, pulse monitors, temperature probes, and blood pressure measurements. For added safety, we routinely provide intravenous catheters for all general anesthetic patients. Pre-surgical blood work is advised for any pet undergoing general anesthesia. Please discuss your pet’s individualized needs with one of our veterinarians.
- Cleaning and polishing services
- Surgical extractions
- Digital x-ray
Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) and Castration (Neuter) services:
- Pot Belly Pigs*
*Pricing for Pot Belly Pig spay and neuter procedures depends on the weight of the pig. Please call us at 702-645-3116 and ask our staff for an estimate.
Tumor removal surgeries
Abdominal procedures such as bladder stone removal and intestinal exploration and ferret adrenalectomy (adrenal gland removal).
To schedule a surgery, call 702-645-3116. Laser surgery option is available for most surgeries. Surcharge applies if the pet is in heat or pregnant at the time of spaying.
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Pet’s Surgery Visit
How should I prepare my pet for surgery?
Restrict food after 9:00 pm the night before the surgery. Fresh clean water should be available at all times.
What happens when I bring my pet to the hospital?
Surgical patients should arrive for hospital admission between 7:00 to 9:00 am on the morning of surgery. Please allow yourself at least 15 minutes for surgical check-in. The doctor will perform a pre-surgical exam and answer any questions you might have at this time.
What happens after I leave my pet in the hospital?
After admission to the hospital, pre-surgical blood work will be performed for patients undergoing surgery or anesthesia. An intravenous catheter will be placed as a safety measure for all general anesthesia patients. Prior to the anesthetic procedure, sedatives and other medications will be administered to prepare your pet for surgery.
Why is blood work done before having surgery or anesthesia?
Blood work is an important step for any pet undergoing anesthesia but is especially critical for patients over 5 years of age. Animals are very capable of hiding illness and can suffer from disease without showing any outward signs. A blood panel helps minimize the risk of anesthesia by checking for pre-existing liver disease, kidney disease, electrolyte disturbances, anemia, infection, and other conditions. Pre-operative blood work can also aid the doctor in selecting what drugs are best suited for your pet, and also which medications should be avoided.
What should I expect when picking my pet up from the hospital?
When arriving at the hospital you will meet with one of our Veterinary Technicians who will explain your pet’s medications, discharge instructions, and answer any questions you may have.
How should I care for my pet after anesthesia?
Pets discharged the night of surgery are expected to be a little groggy. Keep your pet in a quiet, warm, indoor environment away from other animals. Do not allow the pet to lick at the incision. Use Elizabethan collar to prevent injury to incision areas. Monitor incisions for redness, swelling, or discharge. Return for suture removal in 7-10 days or at any time if concerns arise.