Surgery Helps Us Treat a Wide Range of Conditions


Center Hill Animal Clinic has advanced surgical tools on hand to perform a variety of general and orthopedic surgeries. Since our patients are all unique and come with their own personal conditions, it’s important for us to accommodate them whenever possible. Our veterinarians have a reputation for skill, experience, and compassion for their patients’ needs and are dedicated to finding new ways to enhance the level of care our hospital provides.

Have questions about your pet's recent or upcoming surgery?

Contact our team to request more information or an appointment with Dr. Shaul or Dr. Bishop.

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Our Surgical Services

If medication, laser therapy, or other non-invasive treatments are not enough to heal your pet, we would be happy to discuss surgery as an option. Many health problems can be improved with surgery.

Surgeries our veterinarians can provide include:

General/Soft Tissue

  • Spaying and neutering
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Mass removals
  • Foreign body removal
  • Reconstructive surgeries
  • C-sections
  • Eye surgeries (enucleation, entropion, cherry eye)
  • Growth/skin tag removals
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Exploratory surgery


  • Bone and long bone fracture repairs
  • FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) for hips
  • Cruciate ligament injury repair (TTA)
  • ...and more

Managing Your Pet's Safety and Pain Relief

There’s nothing more important to us than keeping your pet safe at every step of their surgery. To reduce surgery risks as much as possible, we follow these protocols:

  • Pre-operative exam and blood work – We need to make sure your pet is healthy before taking them into surgery. A thorough exam and lab work will tell us whether we can proceed with surgery or wait until your pet is in better health.
  • Premedication – Before surgery, we give pain control and antibiotics dosed according to your pet’s weight. Managing your pet’s pain before, during, and after surgery ensures that they’ll be as comfortable as possible and have less trouble recovering later.
  • Monitoring – A trained veterinary technician monitors your pet’s vital signs from the beginning of surgery to the very end to make sure their organs are functioning normally. We also use warm blankets and a heated table to keep your pet’s body temperature up.
  • Post-operative and take-home pain control – Post-op care is essential to your pet’s recovery. Our team provides medication and laser therapy to reduce pain and swelling. Next, we’ll send your pet home with oral medication to continue their pain control so they can return to normal activity as soon as possible.
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