Surgical Services

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.

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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:

  1. Pre-surgical comprehensive physical exam
  2. Laser surgery
  3. All required sedation and anesthesia
  4. Monitoring by our certified surgical technician during procedure
  5. Monitoring by the doctor and veterinary technicians during recover
  6. Post-op pain management – includes oral pain medications & cold laser therapy

Pain Management

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

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:

  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC): Useful in determining infection, inflammation, chronic disease
  2. 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
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiology
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Advanced Dentistry
  • Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal)