Safe and Professional Pet Surgery in Atlanta, GA

Having your pet undergo surgery does not have to be a stressful ordeal--for you or your pet! At Pharr Road Animal Hospital, we make it our mission to minimize every risk and keep our patients as comfortable and stress-free as possible in our surgery suite. As an AAHA certified hospital, we abide by many strict guidelines to maximize safety for all dogs and cats. Our team is expertly trained in all aspects of surgery, including pre-anesthetic protocols, monitoring, and post-operative care.

We’re always happy to ease the minds of concerned pet parents. Call us at (404) 237-4601 if you have any questions!

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Our Protocols for a Safer Pet Surgery

When you entrust your pet’s care to us, you can expect them to be treated as if they were our own furry family members. Our goal is to reduce any and all potential risks during surgery so your companion can recover fully afterward. We have licensed veterinary technicians on our team who are also anesthesiologists, so they know exactly how to make anesthesia as safe as possible for all our patients.

Our safety protocols include:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam prior to surgery to assess your pet’s health
  • Having a 3-person team assigned to each surgery patient that includes a doctor, technician, and assistant (we do this for dentals as well).
  • State-of-the-art monitoring equipment for all vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, oxygen, and CO2.
  • The use of warming devices to prevent patient hypothermia
  • Administering IV fluids throughout the procedure to support blood pressure, hydration, etc.

Surgical Procedures We Can Offer in Atlanta

Our veterinary surgeons can perform a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries, including:

  • Spaying and neutering
  • Tumor removal
  • Skin growth removal
  • Foreign body removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Eye surgery
  • Eye enucleation
  • Limited amputations
  • Gastropexy (laparoscopic spays often include this procedure)
  • Abdominal biopsies
  •  Anal sac surgery

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional surgery. It allows us to perform certain procedures by making small incisions and inserting a laparoscope to visualize the surgical area. This allows our surgeons to be more precise during surgery and avoid causing unneeded trauma to surrounding tissues.

With laparoscopic surgery, patients can expect less discomfort and faster healing post-op. We often perform spay surgeries using the laparoscope, but we can also perform other abdominal surgeries using this method.