Compassionate Veterinary Surgery for Your Animal Companions

Veterinary Surgery at Gentle Care Animal Hospital

We understand the stress you feel when you have to leave your pet in the hospital for illness or surgery. Trust we will give them the care and support they need. We encourage families to visit hospitalized patients. It can be quite comforting for a pet to see a familiar face and feel a familiar touch when sick or injured.

Surgery patients at Gentle Care Animal Hospital are treated to the most advanced surgical techniques and technology and the best staff care. Our veterinary team is experienced at performing surgery on a wide variety of animal patients: dogs, cats, birds, exotics, pocket pets, and wildlife.

Gentle Care veterinarians are trained in soft tissue surgery as well as advanced fracture repairs and procedures, including TTA for ACL ruptures. We offer fully trained and compassionate veterinary technical staff, in-house laboratory and blood testing, and intensive post-surgical monitoring. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet.

Gentle Care diagnostics include noninvasive, state-of-the-art ultrasound technology. This specialized equipment uses sound waves to painlessly examine internal organs. Ultrasound is most often used on the heart or abdominal organs and for pregnancy exams, when the use of standard radiology would be potentially dangerous or inconclusive.

Post-surgical pain management in animals is critical for a successful recovery. Typically, greater tissue trauma results in a higher level of pain. For example, soft tissue surgeries are generally less painful than orthopedic procedures, which can cause severe and prolonged pain. However, even routine surgical procedures, such as spay and neuter, are painful and include a pain management plan for all surgery patients.

No animal should be expected to suffer needlessly. Read more about our pain management program, based on a philosophy of humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals, domestic and wild.

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

—James Herriot


An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

— Martin Buber


It’s funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?

— Eleanor H. Porter


Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot


Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

— Colette


A house is not a home without a pet.

— Unknown


Animals are reliable; many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful, and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.

— Alfred A. Montapert


The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.

— Robert Brault


The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much.

— Thornton Wilder


We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

— Immanuel Kant


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