Here at Aspen Grove Veterinary Care in Fort Collins, we offer high-quality and state-of-the-art surgical services for both elective and non-elective procedures. Our team of animal surgery specialists will provide your pet with a comfortable, safe, and stress-free environment for their surgical procedure and recovery. We incorporate the latest in our anesthesia and pain management protocols.
Dropping your pet off for surgery can be a stressful. To help alleviate some of your worry, either a technician or the doctor will call you following your pet’s procedure just to let you know how things went and that your pet is in recovery.
Drop Off Instructions
- Your pet may have dinner the night before their procedure but please no food after 8 pm and no breakfast. Normal amounts of water throughout the night and in the morning is fine.
- Drop your pet off at Aspen Grove Veterinary Care in Fort Collins between 7:45 am-8 am
- When you drop your pet off in the morning, we will schedule a discharge time for you to pick your pet up. Discharges normally begin after 3:30pm. We would like for your pet to be fully awake and alert prior to sending them home.
- At discharge, the doctor will review the procedure with you, answer all of your questions and go over any medications and after-care instructions with you.
Included in the cost of surgery
All of our surgical prices include:
- Pre-surgical comprehensive physical exam
- Laser surgery
- All required sedation and anesthesia
- Monitoring by our certified surgical technician during procedure
- Monitoring by the doctor and veterinary technicians during recover
- Post-op pain management – includes oral pain medications & cold laser therapy
Proper pain control from beginning to end of any anesthetic procedure is crucial for a fully successful outcome. Here at Aspen Grove Vet Care, we use a multi-modal approach to pain management, which can include injectable and oral medications, local and regional nerve blocks (anesthetics), and Cold Laser Therapy.
Pre-surgical screening is optional for clients, but very highly encouraged and recommended regardless of your pet’s age.
A pre-surgical blood test gives us a window to look inside your pet’s body and ensure all of the organs are functioning correctly and can process the anesthesia safely. Routine anesthesia and surgery is very safe with a low rate of complications. Occasional problems can arise due to pre-existing conditions not evident during a physical examination.
Pre-Surgical Blood Panel Includes:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): Useful in determining infection, inflammation, chronic disease
- Chemistry Panel: Checks for disease of the major organs (kidney and liver)
A few of the many surgical and diagnostic services we offer
- Spays & Neuters
- Laser Declaw
- Mass Removal
- Emergency Procedures
- ACL Repair
- TPLO Repair
- Fracture Repair
- Foreign Object Removal
- Tumor Removal
- General Surgery
- Restorative Dentistry
- Advanced Dentistry
- Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal)