Sanford Animal Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring, and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer the following soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Amputation - Tail, Limb, Toe
  • Biopsies - Wedge / Excisional / Punch / Needle
  • Castration
  • "Cherry Eye" Repair
  • Dewclaw Removal
  • Ear Hematoma Repair
  • Enterotomy - Foreign Body Removal
  • Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Enucleation of the Eye
  • Feline Declaw
  • Growth Removal
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngeal Tie-Back
  • Mass Removal
  • Ovariohysterectomy (Abdominal or Laparoscopic)
  • Prophylactic and Emergency Laparoscopic Gastropexy
  • Puppy Tail Dock
  • Radical and Conservative Mastectomy
  • Soft Palate Reduction
  • Stenotic Nares Correction
  • Vasectomy
  • And other general surgeries as needed

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Plating and Pinning
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair
  • Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)
  • Medial and Lateral Patella Luxation Correction
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • And other orthopedic procedures

Dental Surgery

  • Extractions

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Sanford Animal Hospital, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Dr. John performs surgery on a pet patient.Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.

  • Post Operative Care—personalized recovery for each individual pet can include temperature therapy (circulating warm water bed, Bair Hugger heated air therapy, and cold therapy using ice water system).