Wagly Veterinary Hospital & Pet Campus offers complete veterinary care in Bellevue, Washington and Blossom Hill, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Tustin, California. This includes pet surgery services that range from routine spay and neuters or veterinary laser surgery to complex enterotomies. If you need surgery for dogs or cats, you can be sure we will give you the same top-tier care you expect from Wagly’s other health and lifestyle services.

Expecting your pet to have surgery in the near future?

All locations of Wagly Veterinary Hospital and Pet Campus offer surgical services for your pet. Surgery options range from routine spay and neuter services to advanced soft-tissue surgery and dentistry. You can be sure you are getting the best care possible from our highly trained veterinarians and professional staff.  

Pre-Pet Surgery Appointment

Before any surgical procedure, we schedule an appointment so we can perform blood work to get a better view of what is happening inside your pet. The veterinarian will personally review the results and okay the animal for surgery. If you have any questions to ask a vet before surgery, now is the time to do it. The veterinarian will also discuss any potential concerns seen in the blood work before surgery is confirmed. 

Wagly Veterinary Hospital recommends a pre-surgery blood panel for your pet. 

Prior to scheduling your pet’s surgery, a Wagly veterinarian will examine your pet and discuss its surgical risk. Even low-risk pets should have a blood sample analyzed for their veterinarian to review before surgery. The blood sample will be looked at for abnormalities that may not be evident on the physical exam. Problems may show up on their blood sample prior to physical signs or symptoms. Talk to your Wagly veterinarian about which laboratory test will be best prior to surgery for your dog or cat.   

Anesthesia Considerations

Every pet who gets surgery at Wagly Veterinary Hospital & Pet Campus will receive an IV catheter during anesthesia. This IV makes it possible to administer induction mediations and give IV fluids to help hydrate and better maintain blood pressure throughout the procedure. Each pet has his or her own team member who will continuously monitor their vitals throughout anesthesia and recovery. This includes:

  • Temperature
  • Pulse
  • Respiration
  • Pulse oxygenation levels

Questions to Ask Before Your Pet’s Next Surgery

At Wagly Veterinary Hospital & Pet Campus, we are striving to make sure your pet has a safe experience during their next surgery. Surgery always comes with some inherent risks, and making sure your veterinary hospital takes advantage of a few easy precautions is a good way to make sure your pet has a safe surgery experience!

  • Does your veterinary hospital have an IV (intravenous) catheter in place prior to anesthesia?

Having an IV catheter helps make sure medications can be given directly into the bloodstream, which allows for immediate effect. Placing an IV catheter also allows for fluid therapy, which supports healthy blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and hydration.

  • How does your veterinary hospital monitor pets under anesthesia?

Wagly goes a bit beyond the average standard of care and selects at least one skilled technician to monitor your pet during his or her surgical procedure. This process starts before the anesthesia is administered and ends well after your pet is awake. Having an assigned monitoring technician allows for careful monitoring with cutting-edge equipment as well as hands-on physical assessment. Make sure to find out if your pet’s surgery and recovery will be monitored and their vital signs recorded throughout the process.

  • What happens after your pet is done in surgery?

Everyone hates to think about their pet being cold or in pain after their surgery. There are a few important steps that our Wagly staff takes to keep your pet comfortable. First, we stay right next to your pet until they are fully awake and able to sit up on their own. Second, we make sure that they are in a safe environment with comfortable bedding and heat support. Lastly, we do continuous checks until your pet is able to maintain their own vitals and assess for any pain that they might be experiencing. 

If you’d like to learn more about the cost of veterinary surgery or dog boarding after surgery, please call your local Wagly Veterinary Hospital & Pet Campus location, or ask for a tour of our facility before your pet’s next procedures. No secrets here, just loving professional care for your dog or cat!